Marathon Mayhem

Marathon Mayhem

Constant Wonder - Season 1, Episode 24 , Segment 1

S1 E24: 1904 Olympic Marathon Mayhem

Episode: S1 E24: 1904 Olympic Marathon Mayhem

  • Jan 26, 2022 7:00 am
  • 31:53 mins

The many disasters of the 1904 Olympic Marathon led the event director to conclude that marathons were “man-killing,” almost resulting in the marathon being excluded from the Olympics for good. Jody Sowell relates the funny misadventures, redemptive stories, and lasting legacy of the 1904 games. Not that we're doing the "plunge for distance" anymore . . .  Guest: Jody Sowell, Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Missouri Historical Society