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One man's poison

In a brazen and forgotten incident of doping, a dash of strychnine helped an American win the 1904 Olympic marathon

Thomas Hicks won just one more marathon after the '04 Olympics. Thomas Hicks won just one more marathon after the '04 Olympics. (missouri historical society)
By T.D. Thornton
Globe Correspondent / February 22, 2009

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