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Seneca Indian runner Deerfoot ends his first season in England winning thirteen of fifteen races

Louis "Deerfoot" Bennett, Seneca Indian runner, detail
12/16/1861
The American champion Seneca Indian Louis Bennett, who ran under the name "Deerfoot," finished his remarkable first season in England with a dead-heat against 20-year old English champion Edward Mills over eight miles at the Hackney Wick track in London.  This was a reprise of his first race of the tour when he lost against Mills at the same track more than three months before.  In the interim, the crowd-pulling Native American had won all thirteen races against the best athletes in the country.  He continued his tour in 1862 and 1863. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward S. Sears, Running Through The Ages (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2001), 134. 

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