Jack Caffery

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John ("Jack") Peter Caffery (May 21, 1879 – February 2, 1919) was a Canadian track and field athlete who competed in the marathon at the 1908 Summer Olympics where he finished in 11th place. Caffrey was also a two-time champion of the Boston Marathon.[1][2] He won with a time of 2:39:44.4 in 1900 and with a time of 2:29:23.6 in 1901, both of which were course records for the then 25-mile course.[1][2]

Caffrey was the son of Irish immigrants.[1] He was a teamster by trade and represented St. Patrick's Athletic Association/St. Patrick's Athletic Club.[1][2] He was born in Hamilton, Ontario and died there from complications after falling ill with Spanish flu.

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