The tale of the 1904 Olympics men’s marathon just went viral because it’s so extraordinary
While we wait to find out whether the Tokyo Olympics really will go ahead this year, this tale of the men’s marathon from 1904 went viral a mere 117 years after the event.
The stranger than fiction tale, from that year’s Games that were held in St Louis, Missouri, was shared by @0ldoini who said it was her favourite Wikipedia page ever.
The wikipedia page for the 1904 Olympics Men’s Marathon might be my favourite Wikipedia page ever pic.twitter.com/4s6zJYqk1U
— Sophia (@0ldoini) April 14, 2021
And here it is in full.
And if you think it can’t possibly have been as strange as all that, you’d be right. It turns out it was even stranger (you can read more about it, courtesy of the Smithsonian magazine, here).
Coen brothers need to adapt this into a feature film
— Pseudo-Voegelin (@speedyk84265704) April 14, 2021
I was thinking Wes Anderson
— Mark Kvetny (@biowaffeln) April 14, 2021
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