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Reconsidering Donald Dinnie – Iron Game History – October, 1998

Frank Zarnowski’s recent interesting article has stimulated most welcome discussion on the amazing Donald Dinnie, truly the nineteenth century’s greatest athlete, as the title of the article proclaimed. Knowing of my extensive Highland Games research over the years, our esteemed editors and a couple of others have asked me to respond to the article, probably feeling I might wish to challenge a few of the statements on the number of Dinnie’s hammer wins and on two dates.