1904 st louis marathon

What happened in the 1904 Olympics?

The St. Louis games are famous for including one of the most outrageous marathons in Olympic history. The race was held in 90-degree weather on a dust-covered road, and the inhospitable conditions conspired to force 18 of the 32 competitors to withdraw from exhaustion.

What was administered to the marathon winner Thomas Hicks at the 1904 Games?

strychnine sulphate

Who won the first Olympic marathon?

Spyridon Louis

What was the first US city to host the Olympics?

St. Louis 1904

What year did driving become an Olympic sport?

Golf was featured in the Summer Olympic Games official programme in 1900 and 1904 . At the IOC session in Copenhagen in October 2009, the IOC decided to reinstate this event for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Is strychnine a performance enhancer?

Low doses of Strychnine give people a subjective feeling of stimulation, although it’s not clear that Strychnine actually does increase performance .

What happened to Thomas Hicks?

Thomas J. Hicks died at age 83 on March 5, 1972, after a battle with leukemia. But those he left behind have differing opinions on his actions. The illegal adoptions stopped in 1964 when Hicks was caught committing a different crime – abortion.

Who won the 1904 Olympics?


Event Gold Silver
Discus throw Martin Sheridan United States Ralph Rose United States
Hammer throw John Flanagan United States John DeWitt United States
56 pound weight throw Étienne Desmarteau Canada John Flanagan United States
Triathlon Max Emmerich United States John Grieb United States

What is the fastest marathon time ever recorded?

Early yesterday morning, in a misty park in Vienna, Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in less than two hours. His time, 1:59:40 , is the fastest any runner has ever covered 26.2 miles.

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What is the longest running race in Olympics?

the marathon

What is the current marathon world record?

The current world record time for men over the distance is 2 hours 1 minute and 39 seconds, set in the Berlin Marathon by Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on 16 September 2018, an improvement of 1 minute 18 seconds over the previous record also set in the Berlin Marathon by Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, also of Kenya on 28 September

What Olympic sport is the USA best at?


How many gold medals does the US have?

American athletes have won a total of 2,523 medals ( 1,022 of them gold) at the Summer Olympic Games and another 305 (105 of them gold) at the Winter Olympic Games, making the United States the most prolific medal-winning nation in the history of the Olympics.

Did the US ever host the Olympics?

The United States has hosted the Summer Olympic Games four times: the first time 1904 Games was held in St. Louis, Missouri; the 1932 and 1984 Games were both held in Los Angeles, California, and the 1996 Games were held in Atlanta, Georgia.