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  • Writer's pictureMichael Dunlap

After Houston Marathon 1981 - what could possibly be next?!

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

Just three weeks after running 2:12:49 and finishing 2nd to Bill Rodgers on January 10th, Beards is off to Japan to run in the Beppu marathon on January 31st! On the next podcast (out Sunday) Beards explains how that race invite came about and what racing in Japan is like and how his race went. (Spoiler - another PB!) Then he was back on February 28, 1981 (4 weeks later!) running for the Prairie Striders at the Statehood Days 10 mile in Lincoln, Nebraska. Beards and Dun once again joined forces to set personal bests over the 10 miles distance. We get into some of the fun details on episode 11 of On The Run. Below are photos, results and story of the event.







Notice in the above results - former SDSU runner Bob Busby finished 5th in 49:32.


Below Beards (blowing on hands) and Dun (trying to warm-up hands) right before the start.

Dun's mile splits written on the top right.



Beards finishing 1st in 48:26 - 4:51 pace!



Dun finishing 8th in 49:43 - 4:58 pace!


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