Script by Nicolas Debon - Art by Nicolas Debon

Amsterdam, August 1928.

The crowd goes wild as the world’s star athletes take off from the starting line for the crowning event of the Olympic Games: the marathon. Few so much as notice the short, slight Algerian runner—a factory worker by day—who wears the French jersey.

But that was before a strong wind, cramps, and 42.195 kilometers of ruthless competition combined to produce an astonishing upset…