1886 - 1949English: An Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River, Tom Longboat was one of the world's great long-distance runners. He ran his first race in Caledonia in 1905 and two years later shot to international attention with a record-breaking win in the Boston Marathon. He represented Canada in the 1908 Olympics. Hailed as professional world champion the following year, Longboat went on to set world records for 24 and 32 km races. During the First World War he served as a despatch runner with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces (1916-1919). Tom Longboat is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
|Placed By||Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 571729 N 4768883|
|Decimal Degrees||43.06926667, -80.11898333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 4.156', W 80° 7.139'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 4' 9.36" N, 80° 7' 8.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1738 4 Line, Ohsweken Ontario N0A 1M0, CA|
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