8. 1908 and 1909: Inside Second Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden - 1907 - NYC Marathons - Untapped Cities - NYC-001Madison Square Garden, 1907. Image via WikiCommons.

Marathons also took place along the second incarnation of sporting arena Madison Square Garden, this one designed by architect Stanford White, who had an apartment inside the tower. These marathons were viewed as Olympic re-matches as the contestants of these marathons included the likes of Johnny Hayes, his rival Dornado Pietri (who collapsed in Olympic Stadium in 1908 giving Hayes a clear victory) and other notable Olympic athletes like Native-American runner Tom Longboat.