Stump Bruce on November 4, 2019

On Monday, K103 listener Paul R Work from Hillsboro managed to stump Bruce with this question:

Question: What is the longest time it’s ever taken for somebody  to complete the marathon in the Olympics?

Answer: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days. Shizo Kanakuri (from Japan) disappeared during the marathon in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Kanakuri had a rough 18-day-long trip to Stockholm Kanakuri, weakened by the long journey from Japan, and having problems with the local food, lost consciousness midway through the race, and was cared for by a farming family. Being embarrassed from his "failure" he silently returned to Japan. Swedish authorities considered him missing for 50 years before discovering that he was living in Japan. In 1967, he was contacted by Swedish Television and offered the opportunity to complete his run. He accepted and completed the marathon in 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes and 20.3 seconds, remarking, "It was a long trip. Along the way, I got married, had six children and 10 grandchildren.”

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