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Boston Marathon Statues - Hopkinton MA
George V. Brown Statue
At the official starting point of the Boston Marathon, on the Common in Hopkinton MA, George V. Brown stands ready, to signal the start of the annual race.
Known as Hopkinton's "First Citizen of Sport," he served as the starter for the Boston Marathon for 33 years. For 11 of those years he also managed the race. Brown had four sons and three daughters and since 1905, for every year except one, a member of the Brown family has been the starter of the annual race. George V's grandson, Walter F. Brown, became the starter in 1990 and has continued on in that role.
As a lifelong Hopkinton resident, (1880 to 1937) George V. Brown played a significant role in the development of many sports in this country as well as internationally.
He served as Boston Athletic Association Governor, coach, and athletic director. He was also Boston University's first athletic director and a member of the hockey hall of fame.
The statue was scupted by Michael Alfano was dedicated to George V. Brown in 2008.
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