On a blistering hot August afternoon in 1904, thirty-two athletes entered the third-ever Olympic Marathon in St. Louis, Missouri. Only fourteen made it to the finish line...

What occurred in between was a perfect storm of incompetence, stupidity, betrayal, cheating, wild dogs and rat poison.


‘A beautiful gem of comedic goodness.’


New Zealand comedian Nic Sampson (Starstruck (BBC3), The Brokenwood Mysteries (UKTV), They Seem Nice) brings to life the incredible untold story of one of the dumbest sporting events of all time.

WINNER: NZ International Comedy Festival 2014 – Best Newcomer
NOMINEE: NZ International Comedy Festival 2016 – Best Show

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