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…

Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Austin American Statesman’s Capitol 10,000

DOG PHILOSOPHY:  Austin, Texas is one of the most unique cities in the world….which has had a moniker of Keep Austin Wierd for some 53 years since the mid-1960’s….while being the home of The University of Texas….Barton Springs….78704…Capital 10,000….Austin City Limits….6th Street….Franklin’s BBQ…Formula 1 Racing…. Live Music Scene….Robert Rodriquez movies…TexMex food and on and on….for it is…

Olympics – Special – Olympiad – The Magnificent Ones – Mark Spitz & Lasse Viren – Host Jesse Owens

DOG COMMENTARY: Bud Greenspan’s film series called The Olympiad is the best “top shelf” productions of films about the Olympic Games ever produced in this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s humble opinion….and this particular video called “The Magnificient Ones”  is a stunning example of my opinion….as it features legendary 9 Olympic gold medal swimmer USA Mark Spitz….along…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 400m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: I don’t remember if I ever mentioned this….but I just love the track relay events….both men’s and women’s…..especially when it is the USA teams in the Olympic Games….cuz the red, white and blue are all over the Olympic history books….and this group of ladies in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics track women’s 4…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Finals – Gold GBR Sebastian Coe

DOG COMMENTARY: The track men’s 1500 m race at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was run on Saturday, August 11th….featuring the existing world record holder at 3:34.91 set in Rieti, Italy on September 4, 1983 by GBR Steve Ovett….who was one of twelve runners in the ’84 Games finals….along with GBR Steve Cram, ESP Jose…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 3000 m Steeple Chase Finals

DOG COMMENTARY: What I learned from Bone Daddy…..and have found to be true in my life as a sportsphile….is that sports have proven over and over to me…..to really pull at my “heartstrings”….cuz it brings out a purity that is not often found in HUMAN endeavors….just the simple purity of giving all you have…..and then…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Womens 4 x 100 m Relay Finals – USA Gold

DOG ASIDE: In the women’s 4 x 100 m relay in track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..the USA team was heavily favored to win gold….with Alice Brown (2nd in the 100 m dash) running the 1st leg….followed by Jeanette Bolden (4th in the 100 m dash) running the 2nd leg…..then Chandra Cheeseborough…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Track – Mens 1500m Semifinals – USA Spivey & GBR Cram & GBR Ovett

DOG ASIDE: This 2nd semifinal heat of the men’s 1500 m run at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….featured 3 runners who could break the world record in the race…..GBR Steve Cram, GBR Steve Ovett and USA Jim Spivey…..as the race is brought to the viewer by ABC’s Al Micheals and Marty Liquori…..and since Liquori was…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – ABC Profile – Winning 1st Medal In Olympic History

DOG ASIDE: In this video….ABC’s Jim McKay presents a profile of athletes who have won the 1st ever medal in Olympics history for their country…..like Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco….when she won the women’s 400 m hurdles at the ’84 Olympics…..and Gabriel Tiacoh in the men’s 400 m dash in track and field….who won silver for…