Charles Minthorn Murphy

  • charles minthorn murphy in the new york city police monoplane in 1914

    charles minthorn murphy (october 1870 – february 16, 1950), also known as mile-a-minute murphy, was an american cycling athlete. he was the first man ever to ride a bicycle for one mile in less than a minute. he performed this feat in 1899 by drafting behind a long island rail road (lirr) passenger car along the lirr's central branch between farmingdale and babylon on long island.[1]

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Charles Minthorn Murphy in the New York City police monoplane in 1914

Charles Minthorn Murphy (October 1870 – February 16, 1950), also known as Mile-a-Minute Murphy, was an American cycling athlete. He was the first man ever to ride a bicycle for one mile in less than a minute. He performed this feat in 1899 by drafting behind a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) passenger car along the LIRR's Central Branch between Farmingdale and Babylon on Long Island.[1]