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Queen Alexandra presents a trophy at the 1908 Olympics

Queen Alexandra presents a trophy to Italian athlete Dorando Pietri after the 1908 London Olympics Marathon. The runner finished first in the race despite suffering from extreme fatigue and dehydration but was later disqualified having been helped over the finish line by umpires. As compensation for missing out on a medal, he was presented with a gilded silver cup by Her Majesty.

Queen Alexandra presents a trophy at the 1908 Olympics

Queen Alexandra presents a trophy to Italian athlete Dorando Pietri after the 1908 London Olympics Marathon. The runner finished first in the race despite suffering from extreme fatigue and dehydration but was later disqualified having been helped over the finish line by umpires. As compensation for missing out on a medal, he was presented with a gilded silver cup by Her Majesty.

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