Events in Sport in March 1896

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  • Mar 10 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
  • Mar 10 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world Heavyweight championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • Mar 22 Charilaos Vasilakos wins 1st marathon (3:18)
  • Mar 25 Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
  • Mar 27 58th Grand National: Mr David Campbell aboard The Soarer wins