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Sohn Kee-chung (Son Kitei) wins 1936 gold medal...
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August 10, 1936
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Aug. 10, 1936
* Sohn Kee-chung - Son Kitei
* Wins gold medal in marathon
* 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
* Jesse Owens vs. Nazi Germnay fame
The front page of the sports section (pg. 11) has a banner headline: "Jap Sets Marathon Record to End Olympic Track Events" with subheads (see) More on the 1936 Summer Olympics with some Jesse Owens reporting.
Complete with all 20 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, 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.
Category: The 20th Century