Ohsweken in Brant County, Ontario — Central Canada
Cogwagee • Tom Longboat
1886 - 1949
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.
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.
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation,
Location. 43° 4.156′ N, 80° 7.139′ W. Marker is in Ohsweken, Ontario, in Brant County. Marker is on 4th Line just from Chiefswood Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1799 4th Line, Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ahyouwaeghs - John Brant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Six Nations (within shouting distance of this marker); Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Six Nations War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomb of THAYENDANEGEA (approx. 11.2 kilometers away); Her Majesty’s Chapel of the Mohawks (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); St. Paul’s 1785 (approx. 11.3 kilometers away); Mohawk Village (approx. 11.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ohsweken.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the old Six Nation Council House.
Also see . . . Tom Longboat - Wikipedia. When Longboat was a child, a Mohawk resident of the reserve, Bill Davis, who in 1901 finished second in the Boston Marathon, interested him in running (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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