Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

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Meet Tom Longboat, world-famous Onondaga runner who broke both records and stereotypes.

On a cold and windy April day in 1907, Tom Longboat beat a crowd of top runners to win the famous Boston Marathon. His exhilarating, record-breaking performances earned him legions of fans in Canada and around the world. But there is more to his story than being a famous athlete. Tom volunteered and bravely served in WWI. He was dedicated to his family and community. Tom didn’t always win, but he always worked hard with his head held high. Tom did things the way he knew was right . . . and achieved success on his own terms.