Tag: Olympics

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XI) – London 1948: DELFO CABRERA (1919-1981)

Cabrera in the front page of magazine “El Gráfico” (1948) Cabrera crossing the finish line in first place (London 1948) After a 12 years gap because of WWII, the 1948… Read more »

SHOE DOG: A memoir by the creator of Nike (Phil Knight, 2016, 386 pages)

“You must forget your limits. You must forget your doubts, your pain, your past. You must forget that internal voice screaming, begging, “Not one more step!” And when it´s not… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (X) – Berlin 1936: SOHN KEE-CHUNG (1912-2002)

Sohn Kee-Chung (1936) “The human body can do so much. Then your heart and spirit must take over”. S. Kee-Chung. Helmet offered to Kee-Chung as a gift for his victory…. Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (IX) – Los Angeles 1932: JUAN CARLOS ZABALA (1912-1983)

Juan C Zabala in 1932 “In spirit, in heart, and in endurance, Juan C. Zabala, a slim young son of Argentina, was the modern reincarnation of Pheidippides of old”. Los… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (VIII) – Amsterdam 1928: BOUGHERA EL OUAFI (1898-1959)

Ahmed Boughera El Ouafi (1928) Amsterdam had already tried to host the Olympic Games of 1920 and 1924 before being selected for the 1928 appointment. It would be the first… Read more »