Felix Carvajal

Félix de la Caridad Carvajal y Soto, known as Andarín Carvajal (March 18, 1875 – January 27, 1949) was a famous Cuban runner.

Born in San Antonio de los Baños, Carvajal lived in poverty his entire life before his death in Havana. During his life he became famous for his running ability and after begging for money in the streets to buy a ticket, Carvajal travelled to St. Louis, Missouri to compete in the 1904 Summer Olympics to participate in the Olympic marathon.

Carvajal was leading the race until he saw an apple tree, and, having not eaten for more than forty hours, ate some apples, causing a strong stomachache. After recovering, Carvajal rallied to finish fourth.