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Subject: June 4, 1887 Happy Birthday
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 08:43:20 EDT

June 4,1887

Tom Longboat 1887-1949
marathon runner, was born on this day at Ohswekan Six Nations Reserve in
1887; dies at Ohswekan Jun 9 1949. Longboat set a course record winning the 1907
Boston Marathon, running the last mile in 4 minutes and 46 seconds. As a
professional distance runner, he beat Italian marathon champion Dorando Pietri
at Madison Square Garden in 1908; he retired in 1912 and served Canada in
World War I as a despatch runner in France.

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