“Dorando!” on ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM, 7:55 AM, Nov. 24 – Nov. 28, 2014
Diminutive Italian marathoner is denied gold medal in 1908 Olympic marathon in London but becomes an international celebrity after his surreal stagger to the finish line. And, famed song-writer Irving Berlin writes a popular hit tune to honor the courageous performance of Dorando Pietri!
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Doc will give a talk about 1908 London Olympic marathoner – Italy’s Dorando Pietre at the Sons of Italy Eureka Lodge
Dorando’s surreal strychnine-induced stagger and repeated falls at the end of the race transfixed the crowd. Dorando’s memorable final lap inspired a young unknown song-writer named Irving Berlin to stardom as well a sportswriting stint for Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sons Of Italy Eureka Lodge #1274 polenta potluck, St. Bernard Parish Hall (the Olive Branch Hall),6:00 PM, January 28, 2014
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