To Do: Author/Runner Dick Beardsley at Philadelphia Runner

A legendary runner and inspirational speaker comes to Philadelphia

In 1982, Dick Beardsley became one of the most famous runners in America–by losing the Boston Marathon. Cut off by a motorcycle just near the end, Beardsley finished just two seconds behind runner Alberto Salazar in what has been named one of the most memorable competitions in marathon history. After retiring from running, Beardsley was in a number of near-fatal accidents that caused him to become addicted to painkillers. Now, he’s written two books about his experiences—Staying the Course and Duel in the Sun—and has become an inspiration to runners around the world. He comes to Philly on May 3rd for a chat at Philadelphia Runner’s Center City location. Learn more here.

FREE, Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia Runner Center City, 16th and Sansom streets.

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