On This Day

April 17, 1911 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport awardBoston Marathon

15th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in race record 2:21:39.6; first of 7 race victories

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian world chess champion (1948-63), born in Repino, Russia (d. 1995)