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Dick Beardsley - Hear His Story

790 Fuller Ave., Grand Rapids, MI map

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November 28th, 2012 6:00 pm
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Join us and network180 and hear Dick Beardsly's inspiring story of overcoming a substance abuse disorder and getting healthy again.

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Who is Dick Beardsley?

Dick Beardsley is a best selling author and champion - in running and in life. Although his competitive running career as an elite athlete ended in 1988, Dick is still the 3rd fastest American born runner in the marathon distance, running 2:08:53 in the 1982 Boston Marathon. Best known for his 1982 Boston Marathon "Duel in the Sun" with Alberto Salazar. Dick is also a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier.

But Dick is more than a running champion, He is a fighter. After a series of near-fatal accidents and a journey of self-discovery, Dick has turned his life around. Today, with two knee replacements, Dick is enjoying running more than ever. In addition to running, Dick has become an avid cyclist and has added dualthons and triathlons to his lifestyle.

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Tessa Talsma 
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