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FAQ: 1908 olympic marathon?

Who won the gold medal for the first Olympic marathon?

A route was created from the town of Marathon to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, and was approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) long. Athenian runner Spyridon Louis went on to win the inaugural Olympic marathon, and became a national hero in the process.

How long did the 1908 Olympics last?

The IOC president for these Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Lasting a total of 187 days, or 6 months and 4 days, these Games were the longest in modern Olympics history; since 1996, the Games have ordinarily lasted 17 days.

What caused the 1908 Olympics to be held in London?

The Olympics were originally scheduled to be held in Rome; however, Mount Vesuvius erupted on 7 April 1906. The natural disaster caused a financial strain on the Italian government. Then the venue was changed to London. The costs of the games were covered by donations.

What is the longest running race in the Olympics?

The longest running race on the Olympic programme, the marathon covers 26 miles 385 yards (42.195km).

Which is the biggest race in Olympic?

The 50 km is also the longest distance race for an Olympic athletics event.

Race walking at the Olympics.

Race walking at the Olympic Games
Women 20 km 1:25:02 Elena Lashmanova (2012)
Reigning champion
Men 20 km Wang Zhen (CHN) 50 km Matej Tóth (SVK)

Who won the 1908 Olympics?


Event Gold Silver
1500 metres Mel Sheppard United States Harold Wilson Great Britain
5 miles Emil Voigt Great Britain Edward Owen Great Britain
Marathon Johnny Hayes United States Charles Hefferon South Africa
110 metres hurdles Forrest Smithson United States John Garrels United States

When did Britain host the Olympics?

London 2012 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in London that took place July 27–August 12, 2012. The London Games were the 27th occurrence of the modern Olympic Games.

When did England first host the Olympics?

Just three years after allied forces marched into Berlin to effectively herald the end of WWII, London prepared to host the world’s greatest sporting event. Officially known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, the 1948 Olympics were like nothing ever seen before.

How many times has the Olympics been in the UK?

London hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympics made London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads.

How many gold medals has England won in the Olympics?

Sir Steve Redgrave is the only British Olympian to win a gold medal in five consecutive Olympic Games, winning his first in 1984 Los Angeles and last in 2000 Sydney.

Great Britain at the Olympics
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
Medals Ranked 4th Gold 274 Silver 299 Bronze 310 Total 883
Summer appearances
1 звезда2 звезды3 звезды4 звезды5 звезд (нет голосов)

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