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.

Career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

He died early.

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