The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone

The Story of Tom Longboat
Product Number: EB00172630
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781770490635
Publisher: Tundra Books
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Description

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 rumors of illegal running activities. Nevertheless, he maintained his dignity, and his achievements still inspire people who understand the great pleasure of running, and running fast.

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Author(s): Jack Batten
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2009

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