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to" ERXLEBEN VJINS ST. LOUIS MARATHON, CHICAGO MEN SCORING AS NEXT TWO Thibcau and Heath of Field of 40 Victor Runs the Route in 2:49:10 2-5. Special DlpaU to The Inter Ocean. "l ST." LOUIS, Mo.,' May 1. Running the full Marathon distance in 2-49:10 2-5. Joseph Erxleben of tbe Missouri Alhlttic club today defeated a field of forty athletes In the fifth annual run of that organization today. "Alex Thibeau of the First Regiment, Chicago, was second, 2:55:23, and Calvert Heath of the Illinois " Athletic club, Chicago, was third. Heath was four minutes and ten seconds behind his fellow townsman. i Joseph Forshaw of the Missouri Athletic club, who ran third In the Olympic Marathon at London, was unable to stand the pace and cold headwind today and finished a poor fourth. His time was 3:12:50. Alvsn Cab n en. Olaf Lodal and Tillman Scott, all ot Chicago, finished fifth, sixth and seventh, snd Walter Parkinson of tho First Regiment, CWcsgo. twelfth, the intervening places being taken by local runners. - J ' ." , . The start waa at Fretburg. Ill . and In order to make the courte the full Marathon distance of 2 miles 385 yards the men I. . C. TEMH1IIIS BELAY AND This City Beat Out 37 of ran seven and one-ba'f rull laps around tbe public squsre there before taking the road through Belleville, Edgemont and East St. Louis. - - - - .' - .':'" A cold northwest wind blew squarely in their faces over a great part of the course and made the work of climbing tbe bill In the East St. Louis outskirts extremely difficult. Crossing - the Eads bridge. Just before the finish, the contestants met tbe full force of tbe breeze and with few exceptions it waa an exhausted lot of runners that enured the clubhouse.'----- "-- ; Erxleben and Thibeau . were among the leaders all the way and bad the race to themselves after Forshaw dropped back la the early stages. Heath caught the London runner before fifteen miles had been covered, but couldn't gain on the other two. ; Erxleben pulled away from Thrbeau in tbe twenty-third mile and finished strong and comparatively fresh. . The Chicago man was In distress in the last two miles, but managed to hold on to second place. - FAN FANS. So Manacpr Murray pf be Quakers says that the ought to take a cour of spiinf trwintng. a

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 May 1909, Sun,
  3. Page 25

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