First Non-American to Win Boston Marathon

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The Boston Marathon was last won by Americans in 1983 for the men and 1985 for the women. When was the first Boston Marathon win by a non-American?

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The first non-American winner of the Boston Marathon was Ronald J. MacDonald of Canada who won the 2nd Boston Marathon in 1898 with a time of 2:55:10. He was one of two Canadians who dominated the first 5 years of the race the two of them winning 3 times (1 for MacDonald, and 2 in 1900 and 1901 for Canadian John Caffery).

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