|About runners leave the starting line of the 1980 Falmouth Road Race.|
Rod Dixon won the race in a time of 32:20:04.
|From an old postcard of the start of the race.|
Jackie Gareau (6th place)
Me (184th place)
There is one photo that I really wish I had. I think it was at the 25th Falmouth Road Race, in 1998, I hit the 5 mile mark at exactly 29 minutes flat running right next to Frank Shorter. At that exact moment, I heard an accented voice behind me and turned around to see Rod Dixonrunning steps behind us. I ran for awhile with Frank Shorter and Rod Dixon, two of the all time running greats, before they pulled away from me.
Here is a post by Scott Mason, a real runner and photographer, who photographed the race for Frontrunner magazine. Scott has a few stories to tell and here is a link to some of his 1981 Falmouth Road Race photos. Scott was at the 5 mile mark. Why couldn't he be there in 1998? I'll have to do a post on 1981 some day, as I have more pictures and articles.
I found some new photos of the 1980 race in the 1981 Falmouth Road Race Souvenir Program.
|Bill Rodgers 16th place|
|Ric Rojas 3rd place|
|Rod Dixon 1st place|
|Grete Waitz 1st place|
Other Falmouth Road Race Posts