The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon

By MCCARTHY, Meghan

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ISBN
9781481406390 9781481406406
Publisher
S. & S. Paula Wiseman Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2016  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—McCarthy presents a look at the first Olympic marathon held in America. This 24.85-mile race took place in 1904 and was part of the St. Louis World's Fair. The 32 runners who endured the 90-degree heat were offered water only at mile six and mile 12. The track was dirt, and cars and bicycles churned up so much dust that the athletes could hardly breathe. The ill...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2016

The year 1904 saw the running of the first Olympic marathon on American soil, taking place in St. Louis during the World's Fair. How fitting that this particular marathon was a race for the ages, with cheating runners (one caught a ride in a car), contaminated water, pilfered peaches, and strychnine poisoning. All this makes great fodder for McCarthy (Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

McCarthy mixes the zany events of the first Olympic marathon on American soil (cheating runners, contaminated water, pilfered peaches, strychnine poison...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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