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Rod Dixon, Circa 1983 November 8, 2009

Posted by Richard Lowe in Thoughts & Musings.
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The LA Marathon posted a video of Director of Training Rod Dixon winning the NY Marathon in 1983. Apparently, it’s one of the more spectacular finishes in race history. Dixon was trailing the leader and, in the video, describes his strategy on how he planned to gain ground and win. The video has some great archival footage and, even as a first-time marathoner, the way he closed the race to win is pretty amazing.

I’m glad, too, that Dixon decided to shave off the mustache he had in 1983. As legit as it is, I imagine it caused some mean wind resistance.

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1. Little Ms. GG - November 9, 2009

I enjoyed watching our Coach winning the marathon. My favorite part is when he goes on his knees after he crosses the finish line (it seems like he is stiff). He does look better without the facial hair.

This Sat. I was telling my new partner (who just joined the RR) about Rod winning the marathon, as well as getting an Olympic medal. She had her mouth open.

RJL - November 9, 2009

Haha, that’s funny about your friend. It’s pretty cool, though, about Dixon being so highly regarded in the running world, isn’t it?

2. Little Ms. GG - November 9, 2009

Sometimes I just stare at him in total admiration.


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