Thursday, October 07, 2004

Others who will be missed

Johnny (the Elder) Kelley passed away yesterday at age 97.

Kelley won the Boston Marathon twice, finished second a record seven times, and finished in the top 10 eighteen times. He also completed the race 58 times in 61 starts - a record likely to never be broken.

In recent years he stopped running the entire race - the last couple of years he served as the race marshall. According to the report I read a little while ago, he had just moved to a nursing home from his house in Dennis earlier that day, took a nap, and never woke up.

We'll miss you, Johnny.

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