Special – 1984 – The Elegance + Eloquence Of ABCs Jim McKay With Highlights Of 1984 In Sports

Anyone who has read many of our posts have probably come across one that expounds about our opinion of ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay….there wasn’t a sport on the face of the Earth that he couldn’t cover….with knowledge of the sport….and an incredible feel for the game…..which he could capture and comment on with an…

Distance Running – 1985 – Highlites – Mens & Womens Marathon WR – Carlos Lopes + Ingrid Kristiansen

Carlos Lopes is a Portuguese former long-distance runner….who was the winner of the marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympics, in Los Angeles at the age of 37….as he brought home Portugal’s first ever Olympic gold medal….along with a new Olympic record of 2:09.21…..then at the age of 38, in the 1985 Rotterdam marathon….Lopes took 53 seconds off the world’s best marathon time….when he set a…

Distance Running – 1985 – The Incredible Man In Motion World Tour Of Disabled Athlete Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen is a Canadian track and field athlete (Paralympic Games), activist and philanthropist for people with disabilities. Following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….who is most famous for his Man in Motion World Tour.  He was inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame…

Distance Running – 1987 – Highlights – Strohs Run For Liberty – To Restore The Statue Of Liberty

In the 99th year of The Statue of Liberty in the USA….Strohs Brewing Company….the maker of Strohs beer….held a series of distance running competitions around the country to raise money for the restoration of Lady Liberty…..a project that in May of 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Lee Iacocca to head up a private sector effort to restore the Statue of Liberty…..as…

Cycling & Distance Running – 1984 – Special – Highlights Of Race Across America +Distance Running In 1984

The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States that started in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race.  In length the RAAM is comparable to the Tour de France….but the races differ to a great extent. The courses of both races have varied over the years….however, in the Race Across America, the direction has always been from the west…

Distance Running – 1985 – Special – Man In Motion World Tour – Featuring Rick Hansen

DOG ASIDE: Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian athlete of the Paralympic Games, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities…..who following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….became famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted…

Track + Field – 1985 – ABC Sports 4th World Cup Special Feature – Donna De Varona Interviews 800m Winner AFR Sammy Koskei

DOG ASIDE: Sammy Koskei (born 14 May 1961) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who specialized in the 800m dash….as one of the best Kenyan 800m competitors in the 1980’s with some really fast times…. but he lacked success at the international major championships. His breakthrough year was 1982 when the youngster broke 1:45 second barrier for the first…