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Gary Allen has run the Boston Marathon many times, he knows all the officials of the BAA and he has access most of us could only dream of. He's on today to talk about where he was, what he saw and where he'll be in April 2014. James Winston is a detective with the Chicago Police Department's bomb and arson unit. James is also an active marathon runner. James talks to us about his impressions of the blast, our safety and his outlook on the sport.
On this episode I sit down with my good running buddy Johnny Buice who has quite a story from starting running in his 30's to finishing Western States and the Boston Marathon along with starting a local running club in Douglasville, Georgia, The Douglas County Rogue Runners. He is a good friend and he has inspired and encouraged many runners.
The Boston Marathon is our Super Bowl. One way or another, you have to earn your way in - whether it's via qualifying or fundraising. Each year Boston welcomes first time Boston runners and you'll hear from 4 of them on this show. You'll be amazed to hear about their path to Boston. None of them started as runners and they each have a remarkable journey to this start line. We'll also hear from them about the advice they're getting, plus we have 4 Boston Marathon trivia questions. Listen in and be inspired as Heather Melito Dezan, Deborah Volin, Tim Christoni and Dennis Lebman share their stories.
The Total Tutor will interview om Derderian, author of The Boston Marathon: A Celebration of the World’s Premier Race.
om Derderian (1949-) is a coach, author and journalist. As a high school senior in Milford, he was accepted to Boston University, Northeastern, and UMass. Having won his school conference championship in the mile, he was a credible candidate for a spot on the cross-country and track teams at any of the three, but chose University of Massachusetts in Amherst and graduated in 1973 with a degree in English Literature and Journalistic Studies. He ran on the varsity track and cross country teams there. He ran a 4:25 mile and competed in the steeplechase.
A running success both on and off the roads, Tom's accomplishments include running in the Olympic trials in both 1972 and 1976, numerous New England road championships, a 2:19:04 Boston Marathon in 1975.
Derderian was in third place at the the 1981 Portsmouth (NH) Marketplace 10K, with the first two runners out of sight. When he came to an unmarked intersection, he took a wrong turn and brought a large pack of several hundred runners off course with him adding about two minutes to the course. The pack approached the finish line from the wrong direction, and the race officials had to reverse the finish line after the first two runners finished.
Derderian worked for Nike in the 1970s and 80s in product development and design. He earned several U.S. patents for his creative work in footwear and apparel.
Tom Derderian has been cross-country chairman for the USA Track and Field New England Association and vice president of the organization. Tom is a senior writer for New England Runner magazine. His work has appeared in Runner's World, Running Times, Marathon and Beyond, Track and Field News, and other running publications.
Gary Allen has run the Boston Marathon more than 20 times. He's run a sub 3:00 hour marathon in 5 different decades which makes him one of a very few people on the planet with this amazing accomplishment. Listen in as Gary talks about Boston, his remarkable training course, a long time friendship with Joan Benoit, races he manages and many other stories about running marathons.
Talking Business with Geoff Smith
Our "Talking Business" show today is with world class runner and two time Olympian and two time Boston Marathon champion Geoff Smith, (GeoffSmith11@Yahoo.com, 1-774-929-5207). Today Geoff lives in the Buzzards Bay area of Massachusetts supporting many running events around the region. We will talk with the Providence College graduate about...
•Growing up in England and learning to train as a fireman.
-Coming to America to run and go to school at Providence College.
•Experiencing two Olympic Games!
•Winning two Boston marathons!
•Where is running and Track and Field in USA.
•Keys to train to avoid injuries and to enjoy running.
Geoff is Race Director for the Narrangansett Half Marathon and 5K to be held in East Providence RI on July 19th, for more information see www.RunRhody.com
The host of "Talking Business" is Ken Kraetzer, Vice President at Harrison, NY based www.CBSIservices.com 914-630-3457 or kkraetzer@CBSIservices.com.
Since 1972 CBSI has provided insurance based programs to the consumer banking industry, often providing warranty extensions, travel protections, and premium services to many of the largest credit, debit and checking account programs. CBSI has a team of customer service program managers who set-up and supervise the call centers which support our programs depended on by the largest credit card issuers.
Two explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. The race was diverted before being halted as police and fire crews swept the area. Another device was found, which was purposely detonated by Boston Police at Boylston Street. Another incident at JFK Library, which was thought to be a fourth-related incident, is now being considered as a fire-related issue by the Boston Police Department. Three people are dead and more than 130 are injured.
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