Cogwagee, also known as "Thomas Charles Longboat", was a
Native American runner who was very fast. He was born on the Six Nations Reserve in Brantford, Ontario (Canada).
He would enter long
distance races in Canada and won often. Cogwagee even won the popular Boston Marathon in 1907.
His coaches didn't always approve of the way
Cogwagee trained for races, but his training helped him win. He even worked as a "dispatch runner" in France in World War I.
After the war,
he retired from long distance running.