Ellison Brown
1973 - Marathon - Narrangasett

DATE OF BIRTH: 1914
DATE OF DEATH: 1975

  • BIRTH PLACE: Westerly, Rhode Island
  • TRIBE: Narragansett
  • EDUCATION: Unknown
  • SPORTS DATA: Marathon

ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • Member USA Olympic Marathon Team 1936
  • Winner of Boston Marathon 1936
  • Winner of Boston Marathon 1939
  • Breaking unofficial world’s record
  • First man in the world to break 2 ˝ hours for the marathon race
COMMENTS:
    Ellison Brown, A Narragansett Indian from Alton, Rhode Island, had been referred to as a self styled super human after completing one of the most sensational victory’s in the history of Marathon racing. The year was 1939 and the bronzed skinned Indian had just cruised to a world’s record in the 43rd running of the Boston marathon. He became the first runner in the world to break 2 ˝ hours for such an endurance race.
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