Tom Longboat celebrated with fun run!

Participants of all ages enthusiastically took part in the much anticipated Tom Longboat Run. ( Photo by Neil Becker)

Celebrating Tom Longboat’s Accomplishments By: Neil Becker Sports Reporter Will Winnie couldn’t help but get a little emotional when talking about his great grandfather Tom Longboat. Moments after completing the Tom Longboat Run Winnie was not at a loss for words in describing the community coming together and reminiscing about this great Canadian sports icon’s athletic accomplishments which include such great feats as winning the 1907 Boston Marathon, before venturing off on what was the 18th annual Tom Longboat Run which began right by the Six Nations Community centre. “It really warms my heart to see such a great showing,” Winnie said. “Having people invested and coming here, it’s wonderful.” Reflecting on Longboat’s great feats which came at a time when he had to endure racism Winnie went on to…

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