Tarzan Brown- The North Adams Transcript April 20, 1936

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Tarzan Brown- The North Adams Transcript April 20, 1936 - Boston Marathon *i; ^^ Is Won by Indian Tarzan...
Boston Marathon *i; ^^ Is Won by Indian Tarzan Brown, Fullblooded Narragansett, Narragansett, Finishes First in Event Today One Minute Behind Record. McMAHON IS CLOSE SECOND Boston, April 20—(AP)—Ellison (Tnrzan) Brown, fullbloodod Narragansctl Indian, won the 40th annual 'Boston 'Boston A. A. mai-alhon today from Hopkinton to Boston. The swarthy Indian lad ran the 26 f miles, 385 yards In two liours, 33 mln- Miles, utcs, 40 4-5 seconds, about a minuto behind the record, set In 1933 by Les Pawson of Pan-tucket, R. I. William F. McMahon, Worcester Running club, virtually an unknown among marathoncrs, crossed the Exeter Exeter street finish line right on Brown's heels. His time was two hours, 35 minutes, 27 3-5 seconds. Mel Porter, German-American A. C., New York, was third. He made It in two hours, 36 minutes, 48 seconds. Another B. A. A. "unknown," Leo O. Giard, Brockton, was fourth. His time was two hours, 37 minutes. 16 2-5 seconds. John Kelley, Arlington florist's assistant, assistant, who won the 1935 race, came in fifth In two hours, 38 minutes, 49 seconds. The Narragansett Indian, who led for almost the entire distance and broke time records.at all the checking checking stations ran lightly across the finish line—then sunk in the arms of friends, nearly collapsed. . That momentary faltering In more Square, about a mile from the finish, walked several hundred yards, then, as the trailing men came close, he went into Ills running running stride again and swung Into Exeter street at full clip. That momentarily faltering . Kenmorc Square, many believe kept him from breaking tlie recor time of two hours 31 minutes on and three-fifths seconds, hung u by Pawson>In 1333. Alexander Burnside of Toront Ont, finished sixth In two hour 39 minutes, 5 seconds. Then came: : Earl Collins, North Medford, se\ e'nth, 2.39.47. Anthony Paskell, West Lynn eighth, 2.40.07. . i ;Lyjp.,Caiiard.:Moharch A,,C., Tor onto, 'p'nt.?-iUnth r :2:4d.2i>.-v i .-~ Janics • M. Shaw, Monarch A; 0 Torbnt, Out., tenth, 2.42.38, an unknown from Sydney Mines, N, S., was 192C winner. Pat Dengis, Stonewall Democratic club, Baltimore, nmnernp in last year's marathon and one of the favorites favorites for today's run, was well up in the lead as the runners began to string out. Dengb showed up at the starting but seconds before the gun cracked. Officials did riot, have time lo weigh him or give him the routine examination, examination, but he was allowed to start. His lateness at the Hopklnlon starting point led to an announcement announcement he did not start. Up in the lead with Dengis as the long line passed the two and one- balf mile mark, near Ashland, was Kelley, last year's winner. 47-year- old Clarence DcMar, Kecnc, N. H., school teacher. v - Scant inches ahead of the favorites were (Tarzan) Brown, Rhode Island Indian, and Thomas McDonough of Boston, carrying the colors of the B. A. A. Ellison M. (Tarz.in) Brown, running running under the colors of tlie Tercentenary Tercentenary A. C,, Providence, R-, I., was clocked in at Ihe South Pram- Ingham checking station, 5.3 miles . 183 Runners Start Boston, April 20—(A.P.)—One him dred and eighty-three runners lef Hopkinton at noon (E. S.'T.) toda on a 26 miles, 385 yards trek to Bos ton In the Boston A. A.'s 40th mara thon: Weather conditions were ideal as the, pack swung along downhill to ward Natlck. The temperature wa 47, there was a light wind and clouds spared the runners from (he sun' heat. Roads between Hopkinton and Boston were dry and for the first lime In years there were no detours or cut offs to hamper the runners. ^The field Included runners—old an< young—from scattered sections of the United States and Canada. Mori than half the entrants, however, were New Englanders. Five former winners were with the pack that swept out of Hopkinton in close formation. .--.. They were: Johnny Kclley, Arllng ton, florist's assistant, who won las! yetfr...an.d was a favorite to repeat; LeJ Pawsbn, Fawtuckel, R. I., the 1933 winner and holder of the course record of two hours, 31 minutes, one and 3-5 seconds; Clarence De Mar, seven limes a winner, who todny made his 18(h start since 1910; Smiling Smiling Jimmy Hcnlgan of Medford, winner winner of the event In 1931, and Bill Kennedy, who won way back In 1911. George V. Brown, member of the U.S. Olympic marathon committee, started the boys on their way. It was his 31st starting of the race. A handsome silver trophy, a-diamond a-diamond studded gold medal, a laurel c^own and, perhaps, a chance on the U. S.'Olympic team at Berlin, for the B. A. event Is one of the two Olympic final tryouts this year. The other tryout Is at Baltimore next month.. Tom Kanaly, B. A. A. official, said nearly 90 per cent of the field have covered the entire course In previous years. Dark Horses Not Favored Hew conceded the dark horses a chance today and B. A. A. records showed that only twice in 20 years unknowns have won—Peter Trlvou-; Hdes, Greek bus boy from New Yoric.j took the 1920 marathon, and Johnny from the start, in 30 minutes, 23 2-5 seconds, a new record for the distance. distance. The former record of 31 minutes, 20 seconds, was set In 1928. Brown, who practiced on the wooden wooden trails of Rhode Island, is a natural natural runner. He was 200 yards ahead of the field speeding along in effortless effortless manner. • • : - McDonough McDonough was running second at South Framlngham and Mel Porter, German-American A. C., New York, was third. Kelley was running easily in tenth position, Dengis .in.18th place, and CieMar in"fourteenth.. ^ ^/.. "ui? Gregory.'"falllrpse, A! AFNew 3 York 1 ;- was. tpurlh; "WiNiam^ Steln&j' \vfearing':lh°e ; 'si\tne colors, was 'fifth; Waller K.-'Ray "of Beverly; sixth; Anthony J. Paskell, West Lym\^ seventh; James E. Lewis, West Medford, Medford, eighth, and. John DeGloria, Mercury Club,;Albany, N. Y., ninth. As the runners swung through Framingham lhey;vwere still on a downgrade the punishing hiils that "orce so many, out each year come after the halfway mark. At Newton Lower Falls flic rise legms, through Auburndale and \ewtonville, the runners climb iteadily and at Boston College, just ihoft of Die 21-mile mark, start R downward grade once more into Boston. New Record to Natlck Tarzan Brown, running his easy natural gait turned in a time of 50 minutes, 45 seconds, at the Natlck necking station, 9.5 miles from the tart, and set a new record for the .istance. The old record from Hopkinton to Vatick was 52 minutes, 13 4-5 sec- nds, set in 1932. Brown was 800 yards ahead of the eld'and was visibly pulling away. Kelley wos pulling up, running fth, as he sped through Natlck jquare., McDonoush was second; Ray, 3rnet Malm, Boston and Lewis Jn xth at Natlck. Behind this group, and bunched tit, were Porter, Packell, John au'l, Y.-M. C. A., St. John,: N. B., ernet Maim, Bosto na'nd LeVis In hut order, The crowd was thickening as, the tinners reached Natick?aqd headed ut for Well esley,.where the Welles- y College senlors.annually line the jad to cheer on the old>t|mers they^ alched pass during their earlier ndergraduate days ' . .- ' The Rhode Island Indian stripped IT a pair of torn and tailored sneak- rs when the going got. hot' a year ;b and slid across the Exeter street ilsh line In Boston, barefooted'and tsterless. The 21-year-old Indian swept ln- the Wellesley checking station, .5 miles fromthe start, In one hour, ven mlmilfs »nd 31 seconds, break-, g a partway record again, this time nearly two minutes. of In

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