A few pics to cheer up your Friday morning!
Nine years earlier I led the first 20 miles of the 1985 Galveston Marathon before succumbing to the heat and humidity. One of half a dozen marathons I’ve DNF’d. A 5K stretch of the race was run on the beach. Notice the Nike American Eagles, less than 4 oz. each! And a study in Perfect Running Form.
Original AP photos are part of my collection. These are the top 3 finishers from the 1955 Boston Marathon. Hideo Hammura of Japan set a course record of 2:18:22 for the win.