Drawing of the three remaining competitors later in the Third International Astley Belt 6-day race held in Gilmore's Garden, New York City, during March 10-15, 1879. The ultimate winner, Charles Rowell of England, is seen just behind second-place finisher John Ennis of Chicago. Trailing them both is Charles Harriman of Maine who finished the race in third place. Daniel O'Leary of Chicago, the reigning champion, had already dropped out of the race after only 215+ miles. Competitors could reverse direction at the end of any mile, and those with their left hand next to the inside rail had the right of way.
(Image courtesy of P. S. Marshall. All rights reserved. See page 206 of King of the Peds
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