From Windsor Castle to White City: the 1908 Olympic marathon route

Polley, Martin (2009) From Windsor Castle to White City: the 1908 Olympic marathon route. The London Journal, 34, (2), 163-178. (doi:10.1179/174963209X442441).


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The marathon at the 1908 London Olympic Games has become one of the most famous races in the history of the Olympic Games. This article explores the history of the route that the race was run over, looking at its administrative and athletic history. It approaches the route as a lost sporting landscape, and relate its it to the growth of suburban London

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0305-8034 (print)
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Keywords: sport, olympic games, marathon, london, history
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 65679
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:53

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