RIP – JOHN KELLEY


EXPIRED: 08/21/11 – John “The Younger” Kelley, 80, the ’57 Boston Marathon winner, was the 1st American to win in 12 years. He also ran up Mt. Washington in 1 hr, 8 mins, 54 secs, the fastest ever. Had he been born a generation later, he coulda made millions but after running in 2 Olympics, he scratched together a living as a marathon coach, writing a newspaper column, and running a sports gear store, until he finally got off his feet and drove a cab.

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