Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rare old video footage of Frank Shorter winning the 1971 Pan Am Games Marathon in Columbia

In the year before winning Olympic Gold, Frank Shorter won the Pan Am Games Marathon held in Cali, Columbia. Frank had won the 10,000m race a few days earlier and was facing stomach problems throughout the race (see what he does upon finishing), but still took home the gold in 2:22:40. The video shows some of the congestion and conditions which is mentioned in this 1971 Sports Illustrated article. As usual Frank looks as smooth as silk!

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