Full name: William Rosenbir Garcia
Born: March 28, 1877 in Oakland, California, United States
Died: August 12, 1951 in Oakland, California, United States
Affiliations: Pacific Athletic Association, San Francisco CA
Country: United States
William Garcia ran the 1904 Olympic marathon but did not finish. It was a very hot day and the runners ran on very dry, dusty roads, with the leading cars kicking up dust in the runners' faces. Garcia suffered so badly from the heat, dust, and lack of water, that he spent several days in the hospital, his life in the balance, before recovering. He was a native of Oakland, California and worked for many years as a lather.
Personal Best: Mar â unknown.
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