Distance Running – 1985 – Womens NY Mini-Marathon – Joan Benoit Samuelson + Marty Cooksey

DOG ASIDE:  This 1985 New York City women’s mini-marathon was covered by ABC Sports with host Donna de Varona and Katherine Switzer covering the race….which includes such “top shelf runners” as Ingrid Kristiansen, the then current world record holder in the women’s marathon…..along with 1984 Olympic women’s marathon gold medal winner Joan Benoit Samuelson….whom Bone Daddy…

Distance Running – 1978 – Special – The Boston Marathon Highlights – Host Bill Rodgers

DOG COMMENTARY: First of all, this video starts off with 5 minutes of Dan Akroyd and John Belushi as The Blues Brothers….being introduced at the Rhino Club by Garrett Morris….plus the credits of SNL with the whole Not Ready For Prime Time Players singing Happy Trails To You….as just a wonderful piece of untitled video to…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Womens Marathon – USA Joan Benoit + NOR Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1st ever Olympic women’s marathon was run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games…. which made this a historic event… for this event is a serious contender for the title of the best women’s marathon ever….much like the race and outcome of the men’s marathon to be run later in this games.…

Distance Running – 1986 – Womens New York Mini-Marathon – Ingrid Kristiansen + Joan Benoit Samuelson

DOG COMMENTARY:  The 1986 Women’s New York Mini-Marathon showcased the woman who inspired our Bone Daddy….the original Sportsphile and the person responsible for recording our incredible vintage video library….to set a fan record at the 1984 Los Angeles Olypics that can never be broken….only tied….by seeing a live event at every sport competed at the…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens Track Marathon – USA Joan Benoit & Nor Grete Waitz – 1st 5 Miles

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California was held on August 5, 1984….as It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries….as 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the United States won the gold medal….with the silver medal…

Olympics – 1984 L A Games – Womens – Marathon Joan Benoit / Grete Waitz & Basketball USA VS Canada

DOG COMMENTARY:   The Womens Marathon in track and field at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles provided an opportunity for Bone Daddy and his two traveling partners….Sky Pilot and Prince of Pleasure….to experience an epiphany and motivation that led these Tres Amigos on an incredible journey to set an Olympic fan record that…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – 1972 Munich Marathon Gold Medalist Frank Shorter

DOG ASIDE: Frank Charles Shorter (born October 31, 1947) is an American former long-distance runner who won the gold medal in the marathon at the 1972 Munich Olympics….followed by the silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.  His Olympic successes, along with the achievements of other American runners, are credited with igniting the running boom…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Marathon Highlights & Medal Ceremony – USA Joan Benoit

DOG ASIDE: This video provides highlights of the 1st ever women’s marathon in Olympics competition at the Los Angeles Games…..showing the strategy that USA Joan Benoit used to defeat Greta Weiss….who had never lost a marathon that she finished. Also covered in this video is a nice piece on USA Olympic divers Pat and Kelly…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens Marathon – Middle Of Race

DOG ASIDE: The Women’s Marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California (USA) was held on August 5, 1984. It was the first time a women’s marathon had been held at the Olympic Games. The 50 competitors came from 28 countries. 44 finished the race. The world record holder Joan Benoit of the…