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Monday, 12 March 2012

Silver Cup first Olympic Marathon up for sale?

For those marathon runners with olympic ambitions but not enough talent there is an other option available to obtain a 'gold medal'.

When the first marathon was run in 1896 it was won by the Greek Spyros Louis. The prize for him winning this approximately 40k run from Attica to Athens was a silver cup. This is put up for auction and to raise an estimate of between $188,500 to $251,300 taccording to Reuters.
The grandson motivates the sale that cup cannot be devided among his two children. Another reward Spyros Louis got for winning the first olympic marathon is that his name is given to the new olympic stadium when Greece hosted the 2004 games.

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