Ellison Myers "Tarzan" Brown

Ellison Myers "Tarzan" Brown

aka Deerfoot
b. September 22, 1913, Westerly
d. August 23, 1975, fatally struck by a van in the parking lot of the Wreck Bar, Misquamicut, Westerly

Tarzan Brown photo

Narragansett marathoner; two-time winner of the Boston Marathon (1936 and 1939), participant in the 1936 Olympics. The Boston Marathon's "Heartbreak Hill" is named for an incident in which Brown left a competitor in the dust.

Brown was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 1968.

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