Sport: Boston Marathon

Twelve miles from the finish, his feet began to blister. Eleven miles farther on, he was overcome by nausea, stopped twice to vomit. Neither of these mishaps last week seriously inconvenienced Runner John Adelbert Kelley, who regarded them as incidental to an afternoon of sport. The pain of the blisters caused him to hurry into first place. A few minutes after becoming violently sick, a little more than two and a half hours after he had started, he crossed the finish line in last week's Boston A. A. Marathon, winner by a quarter-mile. With...

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