Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beer, running and Tommy Leonard

There's a great profile of Tommy Leonard, the founder of the Falmouth Road Race in this month's Runner's World. The race, which will be held Sunday, attracts a who's who of running stars, including our own Blake Russell this year.
"Like Liz Taylor and Richard Burton and Eddie Fisher, beer and running and Tommy Leonard are a love triangle for the ages, not least because Tommy has kept both mistresses happy over the years ... "
It's a humorous story of a runner who worked as a bartender most of his life and became so enthralled by Frank Shorter's Olympic Marathon win that he decided to establish his own road race and make Shorter a participant. And, by God, he did it ...

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