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Abel Kiviat

Abel Kiviat (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, June 23, 1892; died, Lakehurst, NJ, Aug. 24, 1991.)  At age 17, in 1909, a young runner from the Lower East Side of Manhattan joined the Irish-American A.C. track team.  A year later, Abel Kiviat became captain of the team, then among the more prominent of […]

Matt McGrath

Matt McGrath (Track and field. Born, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland, Dec. 20, 1876; died, New York, NY, Jan. 29, 1941.) Another of the so-called “Irish Whales” of the New York Police Department and the U.S. Olympic team, Matthew J. McGrath was a world record-holder in the hammer throw. McGrath won the silver medal at the […]

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