Roger Robinson

The Hand of Friendship, Dick Beardsley at the 1981 London Marathon: a symbol for the new running movement

How a Minnesota farmer created a symbol for the new running movement. 
My article in the final issue of Marathon & Beyond recounts the story of the famous dead-heat between Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen at the inaugural London Marathon in 1981, and explores why their "hand of friendship" has become such a potent icon for modern running. 
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