Big Speak My life stories will sober you and inspire you.I will bring your listeners to laughter, tears, the pinnacle, the bottom, and back up again.I’ll walk them through my exciting highs and my dark valley of despair and through the anguish to that great light of hope and redemption.
I will share my life with your clients and they will leave knowing that anything is possible, despite any roadblocks. With perseverance and courage, your clients will know they can take the next step when they don’t think that they can or have it in them.They will leave with the ability to believe in themselves and embrace life’s challenges. Whether I am talking about my running career, series of accidents, where I started at the very bottom to becoming a world class athlete or whether I am talking about the beginnings of my addiction to narcotic pain medicines to the life changing end of my on-going recovery to still running competitively despite having two total knee replacements.
Your clients will leave the event a changed person.They will be encouraged and inspired to face their own demons with courage and to continue getting up no matter how many times life may knock you down
Grandma's Song I wrote this song and it's all about the fun in Duluth, MN and at the Grandma's Marathon
Pig Song I wrote this song about my favorite pig I showed at the 4H County Fair when I was in high school.
Coaching and Dick Beardsley Foundation
1982: Duel in the Sun recap In 1982 so-called country bumpkin Dick Beardsley became famous around the world for losing a race.
Running Around the Block to Get a Girl Dick Beardsley didn't start running because he loved the sport - he did it to get a date in high school. Little did he know he would find his life's calling.
Best Running Memories Some of Dick's best running memories aren't the races he's won or the awards he's received. Its the places he's been and especially the people he's met along the way that have made the biggest impact.
Addict If you tell someone you have cancer they'll move mountains for you. Admit you're a drug addict and they treat you like dirt. The Dick Beardsley Foundation was established to combat that attitude.
Grandma's A look back at Dick's record setting run at Grandma's in 1981. His 2:09:37 has withstood 3 decades of challenges to become one of the oldest course records on the books.
1982 Boston Marathon In the 1982 Boston Marathon, Beardsley, foiled by a motorcycle that cut him off near the end, finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in a contest often called one of the most memorable in marathon history. It was the closest finish ever at the world's premier marathon, and both runners broke the course and the American records.
Here is a recap of the 1982 Boston Marathon that was done at the 30th anniversary in April 2012 between Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley.
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