Saturday, October 16, 2010

Deserving of those medals

Riding my bike today on a windy but beautiful fall day, I passed this familiar statue by Rich Muno of Johnny Kelley and Johnny Kelley, Boston's "Marathon Man." He is depicted at age 27, when he first ran the race, and at age 84, when he finished his 58th marathon. He won in 1935 and 1945, finished second seven times, and finished in the top ten eighteen times.

The statue is in my neighborhood, but I had never before noticed the medals around the Johnnys' necks!

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