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Reflections on 60 Years of the Jack 15 Road Race: Dick Beardsley, Author Talk and Book Signing

Friday, Sep. 23, 2022

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Reflections on 60 Years of the Jack 15 Road Race with Dick Beardsley and Runners/Coaches from the 1963 Race

Dick Beardsley became world-famous as the second-place finisher in the 1982 Boston Marathon, a memorable contest known as the “Duel in the Sun.” His book, Staying the Course, recounts that race and the challenges that followed, including a series of near-fatal accidents and a subsequent addiction to painkillers. As a motivational and inspirational speaker, Beardsley now shares his experiences of overcoming these and other tragedies with audiences worldwide.

Featured Book: Staying the Course: A Runner’s Toughest Race

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students