William Garcia

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William Rosenbir Garcia (March 28, 1877 – August 12, 1951) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.

In 1904 he did not finish in marathon competition.[1] He made it 19 miles before he started coughing up blood on the side of the street. If a passing bystander hadn't found him, he might have died.

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  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David. The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Sydney 2000 Edition, p. 71. Overlook Press, 2000. ISBN 1-58567-046-4.