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The Man Who Ran Faster Than Everyone: The Story of Tom Longboat
Authors:
Jack Batten
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois); Onondaga;

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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Tom Longboat (The Canadians Series)
Authors:
Bruce Kidd
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Onondaga;

From the rural back roads near his home on the Six Nations Reserve to the track of a crowd-packed Madison Square Garden, Tom Longboat raced his way to fame as the greatest distance runner Canada has ever known. The tall Onondaga athlete captured the hearts of racing fans everywhere during the early years of the twentieth century. He was a courageous competitor and served his country during World War I as a dispatch runner, taking messages from post to post under difficult and dangerous conditions.

Longboat's amazing career as world champion long-distance runner included spectacular races in Canada, the 1907 Boston Marathon, the 1908 Olympic Marathon, and many one-on-one races with the world's top professional runners. Thousands would gather to watch the famous Canadian shatter records. Yet for all his fame and excellence, Tom Longboat had to struggle against the vicious racism of his age.

In his biography of Longboat, long-distance runner Bruce Kidd gives an insider's view of the life of a great athlete in the context of Canadian social history.

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64 pages | 6.75" x 8.00"

Recommended Ages: 10-13

This book is part of The Canadians Series.

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Tom Longboat Running Against the Wind
Authors:
Will Cardinal
Format: Paperback

Tom Longboat was one of the greatest marathon runners of all time and one of the best known athletes in the western world in the early 20th Century. Longboat was an Onondaga who grew up on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford, Ontario. He was an astonishing long-distance runner as an amateur, he set records as a professional, and he served as a dispatch runner during World War One. This book tells the story of one of Canada's greatest athletes.

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