National Distance Running Hall of Fame, Utica, NY

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Running HOF Induction Saturday

By By MIKE LEVIN

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The National Distance Running Hall of Fame will welcome it's first class since 2008 on Saturday at the Boilermaker Health & Fitness Expo.  Dick Beardsley and Miki Gorman will be inducted at the Masonic Care Community at 3 p.m.

Beardsley was a joint winner of the first London Marathon in 1982 and that same year fought Alberto Salazar to the end in the 1982 Boston Marathon.  That was the famous 'Duel in the Sun,' when Beardsley was cut off by a motorcycle escort, then passed by Salazar.

Gorman is the first woman to not only win both the Boston and New York Marathons in the same year, but also the first woman to win them each twice.

 

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