Andrew Sockalexis

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Andrew Sockalexis (1891–1919) was an American track and field athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Early life[edit]

Sockalexis was born on January 11, 1891, in Old Town, Maine, a member of the Penobscot Indian Nation. His older cousin was baseball player Louis Sockalexis.


In 1912 he finished fourth at the marathon competition, and, in both 1912 and 1913, placed second in the Boston Marathon.

Personal life[edit]

Andrew married a fellow Penobscot, Pauline Shay from his reservation village at Indian Island, Old Town, Maine.


He died early.

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