There were no official collegiate records in 1912, only newspaper accounts and they are missing for two games Thorpe played in.
Records for many of the so-called Poverty Row western serials Thorpe appeared in are lost.
Thorpe, who died in 1999 at the age of 62, wrote several crime novels.
Pre-doping, pre-systematic training, pre-everything—Thorpe is still right up there in the Olympic Pantheon.
Thorpe was immediately defended around the world as a scapegoat to the elitist—and already hollow—code of amateurism.
What's the answer, except that Thorpe washed it and put it away?
Thorpe alludes in a note to a German poem by Wegener, which I have not seen.
Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.
"Damn it, I wasn't ready for him," we heard Thorpe say in the professionals' room.
“They killed each other,” Thorpe broke in, nodding his head in the positive manner he affected.
Old English ðorp "village, hamlet, farm, estate," reinforced by Old Norse ðorp, both from Proto-Germanic *thurpa- (cf. Old Frisian thorp, Frisian terp, Middle Dutch, Dutch dorp, German dorf "village," Gothic þaurp "estate, land, field"), probably from PIE root *treb- "dwelling." Preserved in place names ending in -thorp, -thrup.