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With Bob Anderson after the race...July 2011 Photo by Catherine Cross UjENA FIT Club

Member NameDick Beardsley
LocationAustin, TX
Years Running38 
Max Distance35+ 
Fastest Mile4:12 
Current Mile6:00 
Types of RunningRoad Runner
Internet Profile Linkhttp://www.dickbeardsley.com
Fitness StatementI was a 2:08 marathoner back in my younger days. I still enjoy training and competing even with 2 titanium knees. I'm currently running 80-90 miles/week getting ready for Boston 2012, it will be the 30th Anniversary of the "Duel in the Sun" 
Quote“"no matter how fast or slow you run the marathon, when you cross that finish line it will change your life forever!"” 
Running AchievementsInducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame - 2010
2009 The Running Event Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
Two-time champion, 1981 & 1982 - Grandma's Marathon
Course record holder (2:09:37) - 1981 Grandma's Marathon
Champion and course record holder (2:16:20) - 1987 Napa Valley Marathon
1981 London Marathon champion (2:11:48)
Second-place finish - "The Duel in the Sun" - Boston 1982 - (2:08:53)
Two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier - 1980 & 1988
Minnesota Meeting & Events Assoc. "Best Speaker Award"
Guinness Book of World Records - Only man to have ever run 13 consecutive personal bests in the marathon
Robert E. DeCelle Award for US Outstanding Distance Runner - 1982
Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame - inducted 1989
Runner's World Magazine "Comeback Runner of the Year" - 1990
Runner's World Magazine 25th Anniversary "Profile in Courage" Award - 1991
RRCA Hall of Fame inducted 1989
National Junior College Athletic Association Track and Field Hall of Fame inducted 1993
Member, Team New Balance
Expert coach for Chicago's Joints in Motion Team of the Arthritis Foundation
Minnesota Track and Field Hall of Fame - 2001
American record holder for 10 miles on the track 49:05 - 1982
2006 and 2007 RRCA National Masters Marathon Champion 

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runnerWelcome Dick to our UjENA FIT Club. Our computer found some of the races you have run. If any of these are not yours, just delete them and add others. We also posted the video you use when you give a presentation. It is hard to believe that 2012 will be 30 years since your Duel In The Sun at the Boston Marathon. Glad to see you are running well again and will be running this years Boston Marathon. Last time I saw you (Sonoma in July) you were not able to run. Keep us up todate as you get ready. We are behind you 100%...
Bob Anderson 12/7/11 9:42 am
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