Monday, May 06, 2019

1909 "Marathon" Race

The predecessor to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Marathon (now know as the Huffin' Puffin) was a 25-mile "marathon" race at St. Bon's Field in St. John's way back in 1909!
" ... on Wednesday afternoon, August 18, 1909 ... two Boston Marathon champions lined up side-by-side on a small playing field in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to run a 25-mile marathon - one hundred and fifty laps around a grassy oval."
Thanks to Joe Ryan for sending us a great article recounting this memorable historic race!

CLICK HERE to read the article.