Tommy Leonard, a fixture of the Boston running scene, dies at 85 – Canadian Running Magazine

  • Tommy Leonard , a former bartender at the Eliot Lounge at the corner of Commonwealth and Massachusetts and the founder of the Falmouth Road Race , died on January 16 at age 85 after a long illness.
  • He later joined the marines, bartended in Falmouth, and competed in the Boston Marathon in the 1950s.
  • Leonard’s likeness is cast in bronze on an outside wall of the Captain Kidd restaurant in Woods Hole, Mass., where the race starts, according to an account in the  Boston Herald ,  and over the years it has grown into one of the most prestigious races in the world.

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