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Boston Marathon Weather: Will this year be the worst yet?


A report from the Boston Daily Globe from April 21, 1908 says “it was spitting tiny snowflakes when the two big electric cars loaded down with runners left the square in Ashland for the start.”


A report from the United Press International shows that Detective Eino Oksanen won his second marathon in adverse conditions.


“The 29-year-old Oksanen had to battle - in addition to 165 other runners - cold, wind, snow, and a pesky dog on Wednesday before giving Finland its third straight victory.”


Jack Fultz, 27, of Georgetown University, is sprayed with a hose by a resident as he runs through Wellesley, Mass., during the 80th annual Boston Marathon, April 19, 1976.


Jack Fultz, a student at Georgetown University, won the race with a time of 2:29:19 - the slowest pace in years, according to the news report.


Toshihiko Seko of Japan crosses the finish line Monday, April 20, 1987 to win the 91st Annual Boston Marathon in the time of 2:11:49.






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