Keeper of the Flame

It's Also History

It’s Also History: Tales & Tidbits from Alan’s Archives

Alan Foulds is a local historian who has written several historically related articles in addition to his book, “Boston’s Ballparks & Arenas.” He is a major contributor to the writing of “At Wood End.” Mr. Foulds is also Reading’s Town Moderator.

Every runner and casual sports observer knows that the Boston Marathon is a big deal. What most don’t realize, however, is that it is directly connected to the first Modern Olympics in Athens and, thus, tied to the birth of the sport. Listen to hear how the Boston Marathon came into being and how it was an offshoot of the Athens Games.

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