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FILE - This is an undated photo showing Spyridon Louis, winner of the race that would come to be known as the marathon in the first modern revival of the ancient Greek sports festival. By April 10, 1896, the day of the first Olympic marathon, the hosts were reeling from their losses in track and field.  Louis delivered Greece's only track and field victory. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Louis, a Greek, wins 1896 Olympic Marathon

Jul. 22, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1896 Olympics on the day of the run from Marathon to Athens, a distance...