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Whose silver cup, which he received as a prize for winning the first modern-day Olympic marathon, was auctioned off by his grandson at Christie's in London in 2012 and sold for £ 541,250?

Question #148391. Asked by pehinhota.
Last updated Apr 07 2021.
Originally posted Apr 06 2021 3:01 PM.

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Spyridon's award was named "Bréal's Silver Cup" after Michel Bréal, a French philologist who invented the men's marathon race as part of the 1896 games. The cup was preserved by Spyridon's family during more than a century. When it was sold in 2012 for more than half a million pounds, it broke the world record price for an item of Olympic memorabilia sold at auction.

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