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'When the Tarahumara Indians Ran'

A page in the 1928 Kansas Relays program highlights the previous year's relays on a page entitled, "When the Tarahumara Indians Ran." A group of Tarahumara Indians from Mexico, a remote people known for distance running, came to Kansas University in 1927 and participated in endurance races — beginning in Kansas City for the men and Topeka for the women — that ended at Memorial Stadium during the relays. Images and programs are from the University Archives at KU's Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

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A page inside the 1927 Kansas Relays program advertises an "endurance run" by Tarahumara Indians, ...

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Tarahumara Indian Jose Torres, winner of a foot race from Kansas City to Lawrence (about ...

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A group of five Tarahumara Indians from Mexico at Kansas University for the fifth Kansas ...

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A Tarahumara Indian athlete, identified on the back of the photo as Jose Torres, shakes ...

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Lolita Cuzarare, a Tarahumara Indian athlete, stands with three men near the track in Memorial ...

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A page in the 1928 Kansas Relays program highlights an endurance run by Tarahumara Indians, ...

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