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Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) wins 1936 gold medal...



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August 10, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 10, 1936

* Sohn Kee-chung - Son Kitei
* Wins gold medal in marathon
* 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
* Jesse Owens vs. Nazi Germnay fame


The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Japanese Smashes Olympic Mark To Take Marathon by 600 Yards" with subhead. (see) The top of page 12 has a banner headline: "Japanese Runs Fastest Marathon in Olympics History to Win by 600 Yards" with subheads and photos.
Much more on the 1936 Summer Olympics with Jesse Owens reports.
Complete with all 26 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, generally good.

wikipedia notes: Sohn Kee-chung was a Korean athlete and long-distance runner. He became the first Korean to win a medal at the Olympic Games, winning gold in the marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a member of the Japanese delegation.
Sohn competed under the Japanese name Son Kitei, as Korea was under the colonial rule of the Japanese Empire during his career. He is the very first athlete who broke the 2:30 barrier in the history of marathon.

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