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Sporting Highlights for 1897

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1897.

In this year, the first Boston marathon was run, now known as the world's oldest annual marathon. The event was inspired by the success of the first modern-day marathon competition in 1896.

Also this year, the world's first bobsled run is constructed at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Aston Villa won the English football league title, and confirmed their place as the best team of the era when they also lifted the FA Cup, beating Everton 3-2 in a thrilling final. They became the second team to win the double (after Preston in 1888).

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1897.

Date Results
April Boston Marathon (first held)
June Golf US Open won by Joe Lloyd.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Reggie Doherty and Blanche Hillyard.
July Golf The Open Championship won by Harold Hilton (Am)
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Robert Wrenn and Juliette Atkinson

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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