First Photo of the Boston Marathon in 1904

Here’s the first known photo which was taken in 1904 of the Boston Marathon.

Sammy Mellor is shown leading at 22 miles of the 8th running of the Boston Marathon. This amazing photo shows wonderful detail of children, bicyclists and horse-drawn carriages accompanying the leader. Its a shame Sammy dropped out of the race shortly after this picture was taken.

See more photos from the marathon’s history here.

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