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Fan Casting Len Taunyane

Role added by jwillis50 on May 28, 2024

Description of Len Taunyane:

Taunyane, a member of the Tswana people and a veteran of the Second Boer War, served as a despatch runner and was photographed as a prisoner-of-war on Saint Helena between 1900 and 1902. In 1904, he traveled to the U.S. to participate in the Boer War Exhibition at the St. Louis World's Fair. Entering the race last minute, he did not officially represent South Africa. Mispronounced as "Len Tau" or "Lentauw," Taunyane was one of the first two Black African athletes at the Olympics. Likely running barefoot, he finished ninth after being chased a mile off course by dogs.



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Physical Appearance of Len Taunyane
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    Black / African Descent
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    Athletic / Toned
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    South Africa

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