Foot Levelers Pasta Dinner w/ Guest Speaker

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Dick Beardsley (left) and Inge Simonsen were both awarded the win at the first London Marathon.

Load up on carbs while listening to our guest speaker Dick Beardsley who has had both an inspirational life and running career.  Dick was made famous by two dramatic finishes at the London Marathon, one ending in a 1st place tie with Inge Simonsen holding hands at the finish line as neither had won a marathon before.

He is also know for the epic “Duel in the Sun” with Alberto Salazar at the 1982 Boston Marathon, where both men were neck and neck for the final miles.  He made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with 13 consecutive marathon PRs, and held the record at Grandma’s Marathon for 30 years with a time of 2:08:53, still the third fastest time in history for an American man.

Come learn more about this fascinating man, enjoy a delicious pasta dinner and receive a detailed race brief by John Carlin to be held in the same building as the marathon expo.

Details:

  • April 17, 2015
  • 6:30pm buffet opens. 7:30pm speakers begin. Meet & Greet to follow.
  • Top floor of the historic City Market Building (where packet pickup occurs).
  • $25 per person ($15 for 12 and under) – includes buffet-style pasta dinner.
  • Your name will be on a list at the door…you will not receive a physical ticket. Email pete@roanoke.org to confirm your ticket.
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