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VIDEO: RBR Special Interview w/ David Bedford Part 1

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"David Bedford has been an iconic fixture in the sport since his heralded running days in the late 1960s and 1970s. David Bedford ran with spirit and fearless abandon. Bedford's hard training, no, scratch that, really hard training. 200 mile weeks got one into shape and also got one injured. Bedford danced that magic line between increadible fitness and painful injuries throughout his career. On June 11, 1973, David Bedford set the World record for the 10,000 meters, running 27:30.8. In that race, Bedford had surpassed the WR of his hero, Ron Clarke, the former WR holder and the current world record of one Lasse Viren. Chopping eight seconds off those iconic times, David Bedford had nearly reached the sun.

2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race Schedule of Events

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Saturday, July 1

6 p.m.                           Kickoff of 4th annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase

A 48-hour treadmill challenge to commemorate the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Two teams, Team Stars and Team Stripes, will have representatives running to see which team can raise the most money and run the most miles. Proceeds go towards revitalizing Cheney Stadium at Atlanta’s Phoenix Park, the warm-up facility for track and field athletes during the 1996 Olympic Games.

2016 Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report

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Half marathon distance experiences fourth largest finisher total in history - WICHITA, Kan. - (June 20, 2017) - A total of 1,900,000 runners finished a half marathon in the U.S. in 2016, down from the record high of just over two million finishers in 2014 and slightly down from the 1,986,600 total in 2015. While participation dropped, there were a record 2,800 U.S. half marathon events in 2016, up from 2,700 in 2015.

Flying Pig Marathon Earns Gold Level Inspire Status from Council for Responsible Sport

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Inspire-certified events are required to provide sustainability metrics and are expected to share their story with fellow event organizers - Cincinnati (For Immediate Release) – The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, celebrating its 20th running in 2018, has earned Gold Level Inspire Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, an Oregon-based non-profit supporting and promoting sustainability in sports.