Spiros Louis Commemorative sculpture

Public Work

Spiros Louis Commemorative sculpture

Creation Year: 2013
Category: Public Work
Measurements: 96cm H x 60 W x 30 D
Weight: 40kg
Edition: Unique
Media: Bronze
Price: NFS


Spiros Louis won the first modern Olympic Marathon in Athens in 1896 and became a national hero. He formed a friendship with Edwin Flack, the Australian who won the 800m and 1500m races at those games and who also ran in the Marathon. This work and a sculpture of Flack by Smiley Williams, stand in the main Street of Berwick, Victoria, Australia, the home town of Flack, to commemorate this connection