1st International AstleyBelt                                                          Race Action, London,1878.
                 Daniel O'Leary 
                               Leads "Blower" Brown
                               And Henry Vaughan
                                        V V V
George Littlewood














aka the "Sheffield Flyer"
of England, STILL holds the 
6-day WALKING world record 
made in Sheffield, UK, 
6-11 March, 1882. 













Charlie Rowell
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, of 1885.

Apart from winning many trophies 
in his career, Rowell would secure incredible prize money amounting to 
what is equivalent to a staggering
$$$ One Million Dollars $$$
in today's money for winning 
just two races in 1879.

The Astley Belt, which was won outright by Charlie, can be viewed online by clicking on the magnifying glass on the 
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website and typing in 'Charles Rowell'... 
It can also be viewed at the
Museum of Cambridge
William Edwards
AUSTRALIA
Frank Hart
'BLACK DAN'
was Daniel O'Leary's protégé  









This incredible athlete made a real impression on the American sporting scene, when he won the 
2nd O'Leary Belt 
with a new world record 
of 565 miles, in 1880.
Joe Scott
NEW ZEALAND
Nap. Campana
USA
Henry Vaughan 
ENGLAND
George Cartwright (aka the"Walsall Flyer"),
gets assaulted during the 
2nd Astley Challenge Belt 
held at the Bingley Hall, Birmingham, England 
in 1882.

Press review 
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 5th International Astley Belt  First Day...
at the "Mecca" of Pedestrianism, 
Madison Square Garden, New York, USA, 22 September, 1879 

3rd Astley Belt Race
(Above, Left, Right and Below) 
Gilmore's Garden, 
New York, March, 1879
Rowell and Ennis help Harriman (below) 
with the cartoonists version (right)
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                      GEORGE HAZAEL  
                        leads Hiram Jackson, 
                        George Guyon and 
                        Frank Hart (5th Astley Belt)
                        Madison Square. Garden
                        New York, Sept.,1879  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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                                      Peter Crossland                                         The 'Sharp Sheffield Blade'
Geo. Cameron
SCOTLAND
Jimmy Albert 
WINS! 
at MSG,
New York, 

with a new 
six-day 
world record 
of 
621 miles!

Feb., 1888
< (2nd from left) Int. Walking Match -  O'Leary Belt - Chicago, Ill., May 29th, 1879

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AFTONBLADET (SWEDEN) Svaret på idrottens klurigaste fråga

ilPOST (ITALY) 'Quando si camminava per sport'


Sir John Astley MP
--creator of the Astley Belt races.
BBC feature

5th 
International Astley Belt 
Race Action,
-- Madison 
Square 
Garden, 
New York, 
USA, 
22 September, 1879
(Above and Left)

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