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Ham Kee-yong

South Korean long-distance runner


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Ham Kee-yong is a former South Korean marathoner, best known as the winner of the 1950 Boston Marathon.On April 19, 1950, he won the Boston Marathon with a record time of 2:32:39, under coach Sohn Kee-chung, the marathon winner at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The second and third-place finishers that year, Song Gil-yun and Choe Yun-chil were also South Koreans. A South Korean male would not win the Boston Marathon again until 2001.

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Korea University

University in Seoul, South Korea