Meet running legend, author, motivational speaker Dick Beardsley. Dick is best known for his incredible race in the 1982 Boston Marathon. That race, on a very hot day, was dubbed the “Duel in the Sun” as he battled world record holder Alberto Salazar down to the finish line. Both broke the American record: Salazar won in a record time of 2:08:51, Beardsley’s time was 2:08:53, finishing 1.6 seconds later, placing second. He was at the height of his professional running career.
Dick will be present at Fleet Feet Fort Wayne 5661 Coventry Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46804, to meet & greet , photo ops, sign autographs and promote his book " Staying the Course".
There will also be a 5K Fun Run from the Fleet Feet Fort Wayne Store sponsored by Fort Wayne Run Club & New Balance.
New Balance will be there with shoe try-ons, giveaways. Light refreshments will be served after the run.
Event is Free and Open to the public! We only ask that you please register on site to sign waiver and let us know how many may be attending so we can properly prepare and help expedite the check-in process