#tbt – A look back on the first Boston Marathon from 50 years ago


50 years ago, the Boston Marathon was already almost 70 years old. For the April 1965 Long Distance Log, Robert Sullivan took a look further even back, to the story on the very first marathon from the 1897 Boston Transcript:

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Bonus ‪#‎tbt‬ – The first charity marathon (in 1909). This and more in Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work!

Now, back to 1897:

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