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RICHARD MANKS
& the PEDESTRIANS
by P.S. MARSHALL
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George Littlewood
The 'Sheffield Flyer' 
STILL holds the 6-day 
WALKING World Record 
of 531 miles from 1882!
...is the current holder of the 
world's OLDEST athletics-
based WORLD RECORD!
Charlie Rowell
Chapter 36 of KotP -- 
'Walking on Top of the World!'
can be downloaded here for FREE! 
Running 150 miles in ONE day 
wasn't a problem for the 
'Cambridge Wonder'. 
"Andsome Charlie" STILL holds the 
World Record for running the furthest 
distance for 6 days (12 hours per day) 
at the Royal Aquarium, Westminster, 
London, in April/May, 1885. Apart 
from winning many trophies in his 
career, Rowell would secure 
incredible prize money amounting 
to what is equivalent to a staggering
*** $$$ One Million Dollars $$$ ***
today for winning just two races in 1879.
The Astley Belt, won outright by Charlie, can be viewed at the
Museum of Cambridge
The museum has given this website 
its kind permission to reproduce its copyrighted image, which must not be copied from this website 
(to view a much larger image -- see the
 'Astley Belt' page of this website). 
Thank you!
This incredible athlete made a real impact on the American sporting scene, when he won the 
2nd O'Leary Belt 
with a new World Record 
of 565 miles in six days, in 1880
     GEORGE HAZAEL  
Was the FIRST man in the world to run  600 miles 
in six days! (1882)

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GRANTLAND
...was Daniel O'Leary's protégé.
Frank Hart aka 'Black Dan'




WINS! 
with a new six-day
World Record 
of 621 miles!
Feb., 1888
Jimmy Albert 

Patrick Fitzgerald
Scored 610 miles in six days 
for a new World Record in 1884

​ "Blower" Brown
Made 553 miles in six days for a new World Record in Feb., 1880
​His 6-day RUNNING 
World Record of 623 miles 
(1888) wasn't beaten for 96 years!
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BBC feature
             The 
            Graphic 
30 March,1878

Left: Henry Vaughan 
Middle: Daniel O'Leary 
Right: "Blower" Brown 
​The early hours of Day 4 of the six-day $1,400 sweepstakes race at 
Madison Square Garden, New York, on Thursday, 1 May, 1884, sees the 
'Flying Scotsman' leading the 'Cambridge Wonder', 'Fitz' and Dan Herty...
See 'Usage of Images' note at bottom of page
"Who's gonna win the race?"

MSG, 
New York, Nov., 1888...

(Left to Right)
Hegelman
Golden
Sinclair 
Herty
Hughes
Hart
Cartwright
Vint
Day
Littlewood
(Top left) "Old Sport" Campana  (Top right) Nitaw-Eg-Ebow
P.S. Marshall's 
fascinating  historical  account of 
the hugely popular 19th century 
sport and the professional 
pedestrians, or 'peds', who made 
it the then 'must-see' spectator 
event. It will appeal to anyone 
interested in the history of 
stranger-than-fiction 
factual stories.​

WIKIPEDIA FILM NOIR MOVIES VISITORS  
- Welcome!
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Daniel O'Leary
FANS OF PUGILISM - Welcome!
PDF of STUNNING images of fighters
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Roadside sign 
celebrating 
O'Leay's life 
Edward Payson Weston
"WESTON, WESTON,
RAH-RAH-RAH!"
Weston's SPECTACULAR 
Career Biography 
by P.S. MARSHALL
A MAN IN A HURRY
THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF
By Nick Harris, Helen Harris & P.S. Marshall
EDWARD PAYSON WESTON
 FIVE PAGES of INFORMATION AND IMAGES
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WESTON'S WALKING CLUB

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​Celebrating the WINNER! 
 The WINNER celebrating the WIN!
King of the Peds 
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Walk 'Til You Drop:  
The Story Behind Sports Betting  (VIDEO)
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'THE RACE OF THE CENTURY'
MOVIE SYNOPSIS
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