Voici Tom Longboat

Voici Tom Longboat

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Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renommé dans le monde entier qui a battu les records et brisé les stéréotypes.

En avril 1907, par une journée glaciale et venteuse, Tom Longboat remporte le célèbre marathon de Boston, battant à plate couture une foule de coureurs hors pair. Par la suite, il a pulvérisé record après record et s'est fait des légions d'admirateurs au Canada et dans le monde entier. Mais Tom était bien plus qu'un athlète inspirant : il s'est engagé durant la Première Guerre mondiale et a combattu vaillamment. Tom était aussi un père de famille et un citoyen dévoué. Il n'a pas gagné toutes ses courses, mais il a toujours marché la tête haute.

Durant sa carrière, Tom a toujours pris ses propres décisions... et il a connu le succès par ses propres moyens.

Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner originally from Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario, who broke records... and did it on his own terms.

On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking 2 hours,24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day.

Original title:Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Scholastic,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781443163927
1443163929
Characteristics: 31 pages : illustrations (nombreuses en couleur).
Additional Contributors: Deas, Mike 1982-
Binette, Louise
Alternative Title: Tom Longboat

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