Eye Opener: Dick Beardsley is the 2019 Speaker

The running community will have two opportunities the week of Eye Opener to hear Dick Beardsley, a two-time Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, two-time Grandma's Marathon champion and co-winner of the 1981 London Marathon, talk about his running accolades and story of adversity. 

"He is best known for his "Duel in the Sun," 1982 Boston Marathon where he got second to Alberto Salazar, said Fleet Feet Sports Greenville on its event post. "Obviously, Dick is known for his many running accolades, but it is the story that comes after that will inspire you the most. His story of adversity, overcoming addictions, and looking death in the eye multiples times, will leave you feeling hopeful."

Want to go? 
Thursday, Sept. 12 
Fleet Feet Sports Greenville
7-8:30 p.m. 

Friday, Sept. 13 
USC Upstate in the HPAC Auditorium
6:30 p.m. 

Eye Opener is part of the SCRUNNERS Series presented by Go-Green Events and is scheduled for Sept. 14 in Spartanburg. Dick Beardsley is speaking Thursday and Friday.