Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Who named it "Heartbreak Hill?"

Did you know...

In 1936, Boston Globe writer Jerry Nason coined the term " Heartbreak Hill" when Johnny Kelley tried to catch Ellison "Tarzan" Brown on the last of the Newton hills.

Kelley had passed Brown earlier in the race on the Newton Hills. But Brown, the eventual champion, responded and caught Kelley on the final hill "breaking Kelley's heart."