Dorando Pietri

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Dorando Pietri (Italian pronunciation: [doˈrando ˈpjɛːtri]; often wrongly spelt Petri; 16 October 1885 – 7 February 1942) was an Italian long-distance runner. He finished first in the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London but was subsequently disqualified.[3][4]

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Dorando Pietri
Pietri holding the gilded silver cup from Queen Alexandra in 1908
Personal information
Born(1885-10-16)16 October 1885
Correggio, Italy
Died7 February 1942(1942-02-07) (aged 56)
Sanremo, Italy
Height1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Event(s)Long-distance running
ClubLa Patria Carpi
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 1500 m: 4:11.0 (1905)
  • 5000 m: 16:08.1 (1905)
  • 10000 m: 32:18.0 (1910)
  • Marathon: 2:38:49 (1910)[1][2]