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date: 22 January 2020

Flanagan, John J.locked

(09 January 1873–04 June 1938)
  • John A. Lucas

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Flanagan, John J. (09 January 1873–04 June 1938), track and field athlete and coach, was born of poor farming parents in Kilmallack, Limerick County, Ireland (his parents’ names are unknown). As a boy, Flanagan could run, jump, and throw heavy weights with success against anyone in the county, and this in a nation that had been a world leader for a century in such sporting activities....

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