Bizarre Olympic trivia

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Bizarre #Olympic trivia:

St Louis 1904

Just 9 miles into the #marathon, Fred Lorz stopped running due to exhaustion… and his manager picked him up in a car. He was driven 11 miles, then got out and walked the final 5 miles to win the gold.

Lorz basked in the accolades… until tattletale spectators told officials that he had hitched a ride. He was stripped of his medal and banned for life.