Bunion Derby

Bunion Derby

financially disastrous cross-country marathon. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 48–56]
See: Failure
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Drawing on newspaper articles, memoirs, Works Progress Administration State Guides, and other sources, Kastner, a long-distance runner and author, documents the 1929 Bunion Derby, the second and last of two trans-America footraces from New York City to Los Angeles.
The 1929 Bunion Derby: Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace Across America
The 1928 Bunion Derby was a footrace from Los Angeles to New York City covering 3,400 miles and taking 84 straight days.