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Do You Remember Lowell Olympian Al Mangan?

February 24, 2018

The Sun continues with another Lowell Olympian, Al Mangan, who competed in the 50-kilometer walk at the 1936 Summer Olympics in

Berlin. Here is a story by Rick Harrison from 1980, in which Mangan recalls Olympic champion Jesse Owens after his passing. Mangan himself was a great student-athlete. He earned high honors at Lowell High, and was a great marathon runner and champion amateur boxer. In his later years, he was the longtime Lowell High athletic director. Do you remember Al Mangan?