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Clarence Harrison DeMar (June 7, 1888 – June 11, 1958) was a U.S. marathoner, winner of seven Boston Marathons, and Bronze medalist at the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was known by the nickname "Mr. DeMarathon."

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Clarence Demar


“Run like hell and get the agony over with.”

Clarence Demar


Not only in running but in much of life is a sense of balance and proportion necessary.

Clarence Demar


As a boy, I was about the slkowest moving youngster in school.

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I got plenty of cautions that one or two of these marathons was all a man should do in a lifetime.

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Since I was forty and definitely slipping, I have won seven full marathons, got second six times, and third four times.... I'm wondering what I can do after I'm fifty.

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