Sport: Motley Marathon

On Patriots' Day (April 19, the Battle of Lexington), half a million citizens lined the long road from Hopkinton, Mass, to Boston (26 miles 385 yds.) to cheer as mixed a crew of visitors as ever raced through New England. As 160 runners jostled into the start of the 59th Boston Athletic Association Marathon,† swarthy Latin complexions shaded off into yellow Oriental tints and the pink-white of Scandinavian skins. Bostonians could cheer for Canada, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Japan, Finland, Sweden or the U.S.

Teacher in a Hurry. Half an hour before the race,...

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