Monday, 21 April 2014

Veteran wins Boston Marathon... in 1938

With 38 year old Meb Keflezighi winning today's Boston Marathon, here's some footage from British Pathe news of the 1938 Boston Marathon, won by Lesley Pawson: '33 years old, and referred to as a has been, comes through to win in 2 hours 35 minutes'. Les Pawson, from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, also won the Boston Marathon in 1933 and 1941. He died in 1992.

Pawson at the end of 1938 Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi in Boston today - his time was 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds

'Wellesley College girls cheer the leaders as they pass the campus' (1938)

The Wellesley College 'Scream Tunnel' today - still making noise at the Marathon halfway point
(photo fr0m Sporting News)

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