FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beardsley to Speak at Grandma's Marathon
(Duluth, Minn.) Athletes and running enthusiasts will have an opportunity
to hear running tips and stories during Grandma's Marathon weekend. In
conjunction with Austin-Jarrow, Grandma's Marathon's offers a series of
guest speaking presentations on Friday, June 15, beginning at 2 p.m. in
Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
(DECC). The presentations are free and open to the public.
Grandma's Marathon Guest Speaker Presentations - Friday, June 15
2:00 p.m.: Adam Goucher & Tim Catalano, co-authors of the book Running
Co-authors of the book Running the Edge, Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano
speak on the topic "Closing the Gap." They will encourage runners to reach
their goals by harnessing the lessons found in running to narrow the gap
between where they are today and where they want to be tomorrow. From
trimming time off a current PR to becoming more successful in business,
Adam and Tim's presentation will give runners the tools they need to close
3:00 p.m.: Jeff Galloway, 1972 10,000-meter Olympian and Runner's World
Olympian Jeff Galloway ran with Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rodgers, Frank
Shorter and Amby Burfoot when the U.S. was a leading power in marathoning.
He has become the nation's leading running coach and author (with over one
million books sold and over 350,000 runners coached). He has a monthly page
in the world's leading running publication Runner's World. Galloway has
training programs in over 85 cities, and Jeff individually advises an
average of 100 runners/walkers a day through e-coaching, running retreats
and fitness schools. Through several unique training elements, his
method has reduced injury risk, aches and pains to almost zero. He wants
you to enjoy running until you're age 100, which is the title of his recent
4:00 p.m.: Dick Beardsley – Grandma's Marathon Course Record Holder
Dick Beardsley is known as one of the best marathon runners in U.S.
history. Winner of Grandma's Marathon in 1981 and 1982, Dick holds the
course record with a time of 2:09:37 (1981). His most famous race,
however, took place at the 1982 Boston Marathon where he crossed the finish
line in a personal-best 2 hours, 8 minutes, 53 seconds, just two seconds
behind Alberto Salazar. This personal best is ranked the 11th fastest U.S.
men's marathon time in history. After a series of accidents, injuries and
life-altering events, Dick remains a prominent figure in the running
community and travels around the world to share his amazing story.
For more information on the 2012 schedule of events for Grandma's Marathon