1975

A Spot on the Second Row – Woody Harrell (April 21, 1975)

Posted on Feb 12, 2015 in 1975, Harrell - Woody, M 18 - 34, North Carolina

A Spot on the Second Row – Woody Harrell (April 21, 1975)

There are days when everything just seems to fall in place. For me, Monday, April 21, 1975, was one such day, although there was a good bit of worrying on my part as it was unfolding. After the debacle that was my first Boston race, I bounced back pretty quickly. Six weeks later I was out of the army and, aided by the GI Bill, heading back to grad school to resume life as a “professional student.” Six months later, I cut over 20 minutes off my previous best, good enough for tenth place in the first marathon ever run in the nation’s capital. I decided to skip Boston in ’74 and...

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