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Clarence DeMar

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar

Full Name: Clarence Harrison DeMar aka Mr. DeMarathon
Profession: Marathon Runner

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Seven-time winner of the Boston Marathon and a bronze medalist at the 1924 Paris Olympics.

DeMar still holds the record for most Boston Marathon wins, earning him the nickname "Mr. DeMarathon."

Born: June 7, 1888
Birthplace: Madeira, Ohio, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: June 11, 1958 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Events in the Life of Clarence DeMar

  • 1911-04-17 15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6; first of 7 race victories
  • 1922-04-17 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:18:10; his 2nd race victory; first of 3 consecutive wins
  • 1923-04-16 27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:23:37.4 for second straight year; 3rd race victory
  • 1924-04-21 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory
  • 1927-04-18 31st Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:40:22.2; his 5th victory in the event
  • 1928-04-16 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title
  • 1930-04-21 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:34:48.2; his 7th victory in the event
  • 1954-04-19 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th

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