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The Boston Marathon's "Duel in the Sun"

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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.