DETROIT LAKES -- Dick Beardsley and Alberto Salazar, two of the greatest distance runners, will be reunited at the Dick Beardsley one-half marathon, 5-kilometer run and race walk Sept. 6.
In 1982, Beardsley and Salazar ran the Boston Marathon, stride for stride, to break course and American records. Salazar won in 2:08.51 with Beardsley two steps back at 2:08.53.
It would later be called "The Duel In The Sun." Twenty-one years later, their times remain the third- and fourth-fastest marathons by American men.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce at (800) 542-3992.
Online race registration is available at www.active.com.
Hallett hosting international skaters
CROSBY -- Hallett Community Center is collaborating with Steve Jensen's Heartland Hockey Camps to host international skaters from Mexico City through July 20.
The facility is hosting five teenage figure skaters; Maribel Gutierrez Margaleff, Mexico's director of figure skating; 15 youth hockey players; and Joaquin De La Garma of the Mexican Ice Hockey Federation.
Skaters are being taught by Trish Betley of the Vacationland Figure Skating Club of Brainerd. They are receiving dry-land stretching and core training from Jay McCarty, HCC program coordinator and fitness specialist.
Mexican players are joined by players from Littleton, Colo., Robbinsdale and the Brainerd area. Instruction is provided by Jerry Johnson, arena supervisor at HCC; Ace Slepica, former arena supervisor and HCC fitness specialist who plays hockey in Japan; and Jensen, a former player with the Minnesota North Stars and Los Angeles Kings.
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