Way back in 1900, at the Games of the
II Olympiad in Paris, France, there were a
few unusual swimming events held which were never held again.
One was an obstacle course, another was an underwater
endurance swim and the last was the 4,000 meter freestyle, the longest swimming
event ever held at the Olympics.
The winner of the 4,000 meter freestyle was John Arthur
Jarvis of Great Britain with a time of 1:01:48.4, beating 2nd place finisher,
Zoltán Halmay of Hungary, by over 10 minutes.
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