Cogwagee · Tom Longboat

Cogwagee · Tom Longboat (HM1KR5)

Location: Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0 Brant County
Country: Canada
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N 43° 4.156', W 80° 7.139'

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1886 - 1949

English: 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.
French:
Onontagué des Six-Nations de la Grande rivière, Tom Longboat est l'un des plus grands coureurs de fond du monde. En 1905, il participe à sa première épreuve, à Caledonia, et deux ans plus tard, il attire l'attention internationale en imposant un record au Marathon de Boston. Il représente le Canada aux Jeux olympiques de 1908. l'année suivant, il est champion du monde professionnel et établit deux records mondiaux pour le 15 et pour le 20 milles. Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, il est estafette dans le Corps expéditionnaire canadien de (1916 à 1919) Tom Longboat est membre du Temple de la renommée des sports du Canada.
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HM NumberHM1KR5
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Placed ByOntario 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
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 571729 N 4768883
Decimal Degrees43.06926667, -80.11898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.156', W 80° 7.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 9.36" N, 80° 7' 8.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1738 4 Line, Ohsweken Ontario N0A 1M0, CA
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