Speakers

Words to Move You

Sit back, relax and get inspired as they listen to this year’s excellent line-up of guest speakers. Exciting presentations will be delivered by running experts on Friday, June 15, 2018 in Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC):


4:00 p.m. Dick Beardsley – Former Grandma’s Marathon course record holder

Dick Beardsley is known as one of the best marathon runners in U.S. history. Winner of Grandma’s Marathon in 1981 and 1982, Dick held the course record with a time of 2:09:37 for 33 years.  His most famous race, however, took place at the 1982 Boston Marathon where he crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 53 seconds, just two seconds behind Alberto Salazar. This personal best is ranked the 11th fastest U.S. men’s marathon time in history. After a series of accidents, injuries and life-altering events, Dick remains a prominent figure in the running community and travels around the world to share his amazing story.

All presentations are FREE and open to the public.