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In New York, British champion runner Jack White wins a challenge ten miles race on Long Island

Louis "Deerfoot" Bennett, Seneca Indian runner, detail
06/10/1861
At the Fashion Course on Long Island, a ten-mile race was run between two visiting British athletes and two Americans, Albert Smith and the Seneca Indian Louis Bennett, who raced under the name "Deerfoot."  Jack White, the "Gateshead Clipper" and the fastest man in Britain, outlasted Deerfoot and won the race in a time of just under an hour, jogging the last mile.  Deerfoot impressed the British promoter, however, and signed him for a tour of England. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward S. Sears, Running Through The Ages (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2001), 133. 

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