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Long-distance race. The standard marathon is 42.2km (26.2mi) long, which was the distance run by the ancient Greek soldier who brought news to Athens of victory over the Persians at the...

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Cerutty, Percy Wells (1895–1975)

Kim Torney.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History. 112 words.


became an athletics coach in the 1950s after himself being a champion marathon runner. Unconventional in his

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