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Dragutin Tomašević

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDragutin•Tomašević
Used nameDragutin•Tomašević
Original nameДрагутин•Томашевић
Born17 January 1891 in Bistrica (SRB)
DiedMay 1915 in Rašanac (SRB)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsOFK Beograd, Beograd (SRB)
NOC Serbia

Biography

Dragutin Tomaševiċ 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 Tomaševiċ raced a train over 64 km (40 miles) from Požarevac to Petrovac, and won, waiting for the train at the station. Tomaševiċ also won the 1911 Obrenovac-Košutnjak Marathon. He and sprinter Dušan Milošević competed at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, the first Serbian Olympians.

Tomaševiċ joined the 18th Infantry Regiment just prior to World War I. He was grievously wounded in an attack at Drum Hill near Požarevac 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 – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics SRB Dragutin Tomašević
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Marathon, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1912 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SRB Dragutin Tomašević

Special Notes