1935 Boston Globe marathon account

Yesterday, Johnny Kelley, who ran the Boston Marathon 58 times, and won twice, passed away. His obituary linked to this fantastic bit of prose. Here’s a taste: “But no: Johnny, doubled over in distress, was merely endevouring to relieve his stomach of the glucose which he had been taking to excess in tablet form, for stimulation. Meanwhile, on came the blue-shirted Dengis, eating up the yards which separated him from the nauseated leader.”