Here are some clippings and photos from the 5th Falmouth Road Race held on August 21, 1977. The race was won by Bill Rodgers and Kim Merritt.
Bill Rodgers 1st place (photos taken at about the 6 mile mark by family members)
2nd place finisher was a 19 year old Alberto Salazar.
3rd place finisher Greg Fredricks
5th place finisher Frank Shorter cooling down after the race.
Bill Rodgers post 1st place finish
Me (white shorts- no shirt)
Wearing Nike Elites (cool) and no shirt and white shorts (not cool)
High school teammate Bill Hobbs in his first road race. He wore spikes in the race just like he was used to doing in cross-country and track races.
Perrier post race!
Bill Rodgers nearing the finish.
Quotes from Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar's father, Cheryl Bridges Flanagan (mother of 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in the 10,000m race, Shalane Flanagan), and Kim Merritt
It was the third Falmouth Road Race that I ran, but I can't find my time or place. It may have been the year I ran the last 1/2 mile with and finished alongside Nina Kuscick (pioneering woman's runner) and she is listed as finishing in 43:45. It is either that or the previous year that I finished with Nina.
Gate City Stiders: Check out who finished in 33rde place. "Coach" Jim Stronach!
And check out that yellow van in the Frank Shorter photo. Did Dave Camire have a timing company back in 1977???
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