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In memory of Alfred Downer
This broken grave in Morningside cemetery is a sorry testimony to one of Scotland's greatest athletes, Alfred Downer, who died 100 years ago in an Edinburgh asylum. He was acclaimed as champion sprinter of the world, setting records in both amateur and professional circles, before his fall from grace. Read more about him in my article in today's Scotsman newspaper.
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All blog posts, unless stated, are written by Andy Mitchell, who is researching Scottish sport on a regular basis.