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William Sherring 1877-1964

One of Canada's finest marathon runners, Hamilton-born Billy Sherring won an Olympic gold medal in Athens in 1906 by defeating 55 other runners on a gruelling 26-mile course. The Around-the-Bay Marathon, one of the oldest long-distance races in North America, has been renamed in his honour.

Location

In Harvey Park on York Boulevard, opposite Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: City of Hamilton (District)

Municipality: City of Hamilton

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