A few days later, Dave Elger, posted the same race on his Facebook account, and none other than Gerry Lindgren made comments about it. For that reason I felt the story was worth putting in our blog right now.
I've put the youtube link below and Gerry's comments that appear on Dave's Facebook page below the link.
Dave by the way was the NCAA marathon champion for Steven's Point WI, which was DII or DIII, back in the 70's. He works at an American army base in South Korea as a fitness guru and still runs sub 3 hour marathons in his 60's. I think he has run a sub 3 hour in every decade since the 1970's which is a superhuman achievement. Dave and I put a few miles together (when both of us weren't hurt) on the roads around Muncie, Indiana back around 1977-79 when we were grad students at the Human Performance Lab, Ball State University under Dr. David Costill.
When you open the link below, you will also see a number of historic track and field clips posted down th e right side of the page on youtube by our friend Leif Bugge of Denmark who has contributed so much to the success of this blog.
Below are the link and the comments from Dave's Facebook page.
You will also note that Marty Liquori added what he remembered about this event.