|Shorter winning his third Fukouka Marathon in Japan.|
|Shorter and Pre in 1974|
|Vintage ad from the late 1970s|
|Kirk Pfeffer winning the 1977Mission Bay Marathon.|
Kirk is a 2:10 marathoner and ran 2:17 as a 17 year old.
|Rhode Island's Bobby Doyle finished the 1978 Boston Marathon|
in 12th place wearing the non-traditional Dolfin blue striped short.
|Tom Fleming running to a 4th place finish at the 1979 Boston Marathon|
|Wheaton College teammate Danny Henderson went home for Christmas in 1978 and won the Altanta Marathon|
in 2:25:28 (9 minutes ahead of 2nd place). The race was in 30 degree weather with driving rain.
It must have been the shorts.
|I even sported a pair at the 1980 or 1981 Fox Valley Marathon in Aurora, Illinois|
In this comprehensive Gary Cohen interview with Jeff Galloway we learn a bit about the origins of the Dolfin shorts. Teammate Danny Henderson (pictured above) worked at least one summer a Jeff Galloway's Phidippides running store in the Atlanta area, so it is no surprise that he was wearing the shorts in his marathon victory.
|GCR:||I remember there being word-of-mouth information about your Phidippides store as Olympic Trials marathon runner, Lee Fidler, brought striped shorts from your store to Boone, North Carolina when I was running for Appalachian State in the late 1970s and he would sell them at good prices to the distance runners.|
That is a good memory as those were the Dolphin shorts and we were one of the few dealers in the country who carried those shorts. They were originally a swimsuit company and used some of their striped swimsuit material to make running shorts for a few local track teams, we heard about it, ordered them and runners loved the shorts.