Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Boston Marathon’s “Duel in the Sun” 06/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Blog Talk Radio

Dick-BeardsleyThe Boston Marathon’s “Duel in the Sun” 06/28 by The Natural Running Network Live | Blog Talk Radio.

Meet Dick Beardsley, most famous for his “Duel in the Sun” battle that resulted in a 2 place win behind Alberto Salazar (both runners breaking 2:09) at the Boston Marathon in 1982.  Alberto to this day claims Dick pushed him harder than any other runner.

The battle between Dick and Alberto is the stuff of legends! They ran step for step for over 2 hours with Dick leading until 2:06 into the final half mile when Alberto dug deep and overtook him within a sea of motorcycle cops that many feel impeded Dicks chances to respond to Alberto’s surge. What a story, listen to it from the guy that lived it.

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Woen Runners who Rule Part II

Milena-400Meet Milena Glusac, 3X National Champion (20k, 25k and half marathon).   She ran a PR 1:11:34 in the half-marathon at the World Championships and in 2002 ran 2:31:14 at the New York Marathon, 9th overall to capture an Olympic Marathon A qualifying standard.   She has been a member of two US World Cross-Country Championship teams and was ranked as one of the top ten road racers in the world in 2001.

She earned All-American status seven times and was recently named one of the top 50 athletes of the last 50 years in San Diego high school history.  Milena currently speaks and lectures about running, fitness and training, and is deeply rooted in the national and international running and sports community.  She holds a board member position at the San Diego/Imperial Chapter of USA Track and Field.   Her expertise has made her one of the top consultants in the industry.

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Women Runners Who Rule Part 1 06/14 by The Natural Running Network Live | Blog Talk Radio

Women Runners Who Rule Part 1 06/14 by The Natural Running Network Live | Blog Talk Radio.

Brie3Brie Felnagle is an NCAA champ in the 1500 and DMR and 12x All American. She finished 3rd this season at the USA indoor championships in the mile and posted 15:14 in the 5k. I decided to feature a lady who knows what it means to compete at an elite level.  In an earlier episode, Jenny Hadfield and I discussed the performances of women runners over the past 30 years and it’s clear that women are improving at a staggering rate as opposed to the male counter parts in the sport.  Listen to a candid conversation with Brie and our host Richard Diaz. this Friday morning on The Natural Running Network Live 8:30 am PT.

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