Thursday, May 7, 2009
Remembering Marathon Legend Johnny Kelley
Johnny Kelley was a remarkable runner who was a 2-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1935 and 1945). He ran Boston 61 times, finishing 2nd seven times and 18 times he was in the top 10. Amazing! Boston.com
There is a statue of Kelley and Tarzan Brown on Heartbreak Hill. "He was the Boston Marathon," -four-time winner Bill Rodgers
(I took this photo of Kelley in 1992 in his final marathon at 84 years of age). He died in 2004 at 97.