Ep 22: Dick Beardsley On Not Giving Up, Regardless of How Big The Obstacle Is
Dick Beardsley is one of the most inspirational names in the running community and is a running legend worldwide. He is best known for winning the first London Marathon in 1981 and finishing the 1982 Boston Marathon popularly known as ‘Duel In The Sun’ as he battled on a scorching day with world record holder Alberto Salazar down to the finish line.
In this episode, Dick talks about his athletic journey, the major setbacks he faced, his experience at the 1982 Boston Marathon, and a lot more with our host Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About today’s podcast
03:29 – An excerpt from the 1982 Boston Marathon commentary
03:55 – How did Dick start running?
09:13 – Dick’s training – running the first marathon of 2:47!
10:44 – The motivation behind becoming the best – falling in love with running
15:24 – An example of true sportsmanship – winning the first London Marathon
20:18 – The Boston Marathon of 1982 – From the lens of Dick Beardsley
35:57 – The dark times – injuries, accidents, and drug addiction
45:25 – Dick’s key to finding motivation
46:32 – Dick Beardsley’s experience in India!
49:57 – What keep’s Mr. Beardsley busy?
Listen to the full commentary here: https://bit.ly/2W8vAT3
Dick Beardsley is a compelling motivational/inspirational keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, conferences, conventions, corporate events, fundraisers, galas, sporting events, prisons, schools, and drug treatment centers. Dick is also an accomplished TV commentator and radio announcer. Since that fateful time in 1996, Dick has turned his life around. Despite a series of accidents that would have put a mere mortal into a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Dick managed to restart his running program. Dick, when not traveling to give a motivational talk, in addition to operating the inn, you can find him running or fishing.
To Connect With Dick Beardsley, visit www.dickbeardsley.com
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner himself, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
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This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.