Full name: Dragutin TomaÅ¡eviÄ
Original name: ÐÑÐ°Ð³ÑÑÐ¸Ð½ Ð¢Ð¾Ð¼Ð°ÑÐµÐ²Ð¸Ñ
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: January 17, 1891 in Bistrica, BraniÄevo, Serbia
Died: May 1915 in RaÅ¡anac, BraniÄevo, Serbia
Affiliations: OFK Beograd, Beograd (SRB)
Dragutin TomaÅ¡eviÄ was born in a small village in Serbia but was sent to Beograd at age 15 for his education. While there he displayed a talent for running and gymnastics. He was a 10-time champion in the Obrenovac Marathon in Beograd. In 1909 TomaÅ¡eviÄ raced a train over 64 km (40 miles) from PoÅ¾arevac to Petrovac, and won, waiting for the train at the station. TomaÅ¡eviÄ also won the 1911 Obrenovac-KoÅ¡utnjak Marathon. He and sprinter [DuÅ¡an MiloÅ¡eviÄ] competed at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the first Serbian Olympians.
TomaÅ¡eviÄ joined the 18th Infantry Regiment just prior to World War I. He was grievously wounded in an attack at Drum Hill near PoÅ¾arevac in May 1915. He was evacuated to a local military hospital in Rasanac but died from his wounds. An annual marathon is run in his honor in Petrovac, Serbia, and a street was named in his honor in Beograd.
Personal Best: Mar â unknown.
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