Dick Beardsley is an American distance runner best known for his close finish with Alberto Salazar during the 1982 Boston Marathon, which inspired the novel "Duel in the Sun."
We are so excited to announce that Fleet Feet Sports Pittsburgh will host Dick Beardsley October 13 through October 15. This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet and talk to an American running legend. In addition to his amazing athletic career, Dick is an incredible public speaker. He has made thousands of people laugh and cry as he recounts stories of his humble beginnings and his struggle with addiction after the 1982 Marathon.
Meet-and-Greet at Fleet Feet Sports
- When: Saturday, October 15 from 12 pm – 5 pm
- Where: Fleet Feet Sports, 1751 N. Highland Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Bring your own copy of Duel in the Sun or Staying the Course: A Runner's Toughest Race for Dick Beardsley to autograph. Staying the Course will be available for purchase at Fleet Feet Sports. All proceeds go to the Dick Beardsley Foundation, which benefits those suffering from chemical dependence.