Biographie En Images: Voici Tom Longboat (Hardcover)

Biographie En Images: Voici Tom Longboat By Elizabeth MacLeod, Mike Deas (Illustrator) Cover Image

Biographie En Images: Voici Tom Longboat (Hardcover)

By Elizabeth MacLeod, Mike Deas (Illustrator)


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Voici Tom Longboat, originaire des Six Nations en Ontario, un coureur onondaga renomm dans le monde entier qui a battu les records et bris les st r otypes.

En avril 1907, par une journ e glaciale et venteuse, Tom Longboat remporte le c l bre marathon de Boston, battant plate couture une foule de coureurs hors pair. Par la suite, il a pulv ris record apr's record et s'est fait des l gions d'admirateurs au Canada et dans le monde entier. Mais Tom tait bien plus qu'un athl te inspirant: il s'est engag durant la Premi re Guerre mondiale et a combattu vaillamment. Tom tait aussi un p re de famille et un citoyen d vou . Il n'a pas gagn toutes ses courses, mais il a toujours march la t te haute.

Durant sa carri re, Tom a toujours pris ses propres d cisions... et il a connu le succ's par ses propres moyens.

Tom Longboat, the Onondaga runner originally from Six Nations near Brantford, Ontario, who broke records... and did it on his own terms.

On April 19, 1907, a hundred thousand people lined up to watch the eighth running of the Boston Marathon. At the start of the race, more than one hundred runners surged forward, and at the end, Tom Longboat won it in an record-breaking 2 hours,24 minutes and 24 seconds. He became the most famous runner in the world, yet faced scrutiny and criticism of every part of his life, from his revolutionary training techniques to his Indigenous heritage. After the peak of his running career, Tom volunteered for military service in World War I. He survived, and faced further challenges upon his return. But Tom Longboat continued to live his life on his own terms, and his legacy as Canada's foremost distance runner continues to be recognized to this day.

Original title: Scholastic Canada Biography: Meet Tom Longboat

Product Details ISBN: 9781443163927
ISBN-10: 1443163929
Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: January 8th, 2019
Pages: 32
Language: French