Forrest Smithson

Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by John Wood

Here’s one that’s a little different than our usual fare, but certainly interesting enough to warrant a mention:
At the 1908 London Olympics, Forrest Smithson, a theology student from Oregon State University, won the gold medal AND set a new world record in the 110 meter hurdle event. Record setting performances are certainly not unusual in the Olympic games, but Smithson has the distinction of having done so while holding a bible in his left hand as he ran ~ you sure won’t see something like this again any time soon.
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