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Name  Francisco Lazaro

Role  Olympic athlete
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Born  21 January 1891 (age 21), Lisbon, Portugal

Died  15 July 1912 (aged 21) Stockholm, Sweden

Similar  Shizo Kanakuri, Alvah Meyer, Donald Lippincott

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Francisco Lázaro (21 January 1891 – 15 July 1912) was the first Portuguese Olympic marathon runner and standard bearer of the Portuguese legation in the nation's first ever Olympic Games, the 1912 Summer Olympics, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Like all the Olympic athletes of his time, Lázaro was an amateur sportsman, and his actual job was as a carpenter in an automobile factory in Lisbon. Prior to the Olympics he had run and won three national Marathon championships in his native country, where he represented S.L. Benfica.

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Lázaro was the first athlete to die during an Olympic event, after collapsing at the 30-kilometer mark (19 miles) of the marathon. The cause of death was thought to be severe dehydration due to the high temperature registered at the time of the race; later it was discovered Lázaro covered large portions of his body with wax to prevent sunburns, but eventually the wax impermeability restricted the athlete's natural perspiration, leading to a serious body fluid electrolytic imbalance.

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The novel The Piano Cemetery by Portuguese novelist José Luís Peixoto is based on Francisco Lázaro's story.

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