Tom Longboat

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Birthday
4, 1887
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 9, 1949 (61)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1887
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jan 9, 1949 (61)

About

Native American runner widely considered one of the best long-distance runners of his era. He won notable races like the 1907 Boston Marathon, which he completed in record time.

Before Fame

He began his running career in 1905 and worked as a dispatch runner during World War I.

Trivia

He is a member of the Indian Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Family Life

He had four children with Martha Silversmith.

Associated With

He and Alberto Salazar are both winners of the Boston Marathon.