1949 Detroit Marathon
Detroit River, Detroit MI, August 1, 1949
Also Wins 100-Mile Race
. . . Demonstrating the durability of his craft, Dollar took Skip-A-Long out an hour later and made a runaway of the 100-mile Detroit Marathon event.
Six boats started in this race but only the Californian and Such Crust made any kind of showing. Such Crust finished second more than a lap and a half behind Dollar's boat.
Dollar's best speed in this event was 86.844 miles an hour attained in the first time around the course. The best Such Crust showed was 76.614.
(Reprinted from the New York Times, August 2, 1949)
[The order of finish for the Detroit Marathon was:
|U-11||Such Crust II||DNF|
|So Long II||DNF|
*In some accounts the third place finisher is given the variant spelling, Aluminium First.--LF]
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