Surviving the Race From Hell

TITLE Surviving the Race From Hell”
STUDIO/SCHOOL Great Big Story


In 1904, athletes competing at the St. Louis marathon suffered through the race from hell. During a particularly sweltering day, runners were thrust into an event of catastrophic proportions, involving wild dogs, drugs and rotten apples. Out of the 32 athletes that competed, only 14 made it past the finish line. This is the harrowing tale of three runners that survived the disastrous marathon of 1904.