The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat

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Tom Longboat was a hero. A member of the Onondaga Nation, he was born on the Six Nations reserve in Oshwegen, near Brantford, Ontario. Despite poverty, poor training, and prejudice, Longboat went on to become one of the world s best runners. In 1907, at the height of his fame, he won the Boston Marathon and ran in the 1908 Olympic Marathon. Longboat was one of the best-known people of his day, and certainly the most prominent member of the Six Nations. Throughout his career he had to race against opponents, as well as ...

The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat 2002, Tundra Books (NY), Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780887765070

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