TITLE

The longest-running story in Boston

AUTHOR(S)
Balf, T.
PUB. DATE
April 1992
SOURCE
Yankee;Apr92, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Johnny Kelley, 84, who has run in 61 Boston Marathons and won two of them, in 1935 and 1945. Difficult race of 1991; Fame in 1930s and 1940s; Notoriety around the world; Kelley's love of the Boston Marathon and running; Kelley's good health for his age; Stories of his early marathons; Close losses and how Heartbreak Hill in Newton was named for Kelley; Kelley's love for his wife Laura and for his painting.
ACCESSION #
9205041565

 

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