Beardsley still inspires

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Tue 09 Feb '10

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Dick Beardsley

Not off-road running, but we are always attracted to inspirational running stories and thought it appropriate to point you towards this inspiring little interview by Pre’s Mustache of marathon legend Dick Beardsley

A pioneer of ‘professionalism’ in running, and one of the New Balance tribe of the early eighties – a US brand that knew how to maximise their sponsorship investments. 130 miles a week, from 2:47 to 2:08:54, life threatening accidents, a foundation and now a film, the original DB…

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  1. sisyphus Feb 23, 01:05 PM

    Some interesting stuff there: particularly with regard to how a “softer” approach appeared to mark a downturn in athletic performance in the US… Also a big talking point in UK running circles… how standards (particularly in-depth) have suffered in the last 15/20 years.

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