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  • Writer's pictureMichael Dunlap

Grandma's Marathon 1981 - Wow, just wow!!

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Would you like to hear how to prepare and run a 2:09 marathon?? Beards and Dun do just that as Beards recalls his leadup to the 1981 Grandma's Marathon debut and the race it self. A stunning 2:09:37 effort. Beards had Olympian and 2:10 marathoner Garry Bjorklund for company until the final 10K. What happened after that is legendary! Beards 2:09:37 was just 11 seconds off Bill Rodger's all-time American record and he joined the ranks of only a select few who had ever run under 2:10 up to that time. Podcast is coming out on Sunday.

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