Ep. 77 – The RUNATL Podcast with Guest Dick Beardsley


The RUNATL Podcast is hosted by Big Peach Running Co. Founder, Mike Cosentino, and Director of Marketing, Dave “D2” Martinez. This week on the RUNATL Podcast Dick Beardsley shares highlights of his running career and his very personal story about addiction and loss.

RUNATL Podcast

Hello, Friends,

We continue to adapt to the requirements associated with COVID-19… and keep those most substantially affected by this virus in our hearts and prayers.  We will get to the other side of this.  We will be better for it.  And we are most certainly all in this together.

For this episode, we went to our (digital) Rolodex, as there is one person who felt like they had a personal story that could resonate so closely and completely to what we’re experiencing as a society right now…  More specifically, we seemingly thought so much was headed in the right direction and that 2020 was going to be a year of special highlights… but now we find ourselves in a period of uncertainty, anxiety, and pain.  And yet we’ve choices to make and actions to take that will determine whether and how we come out of this to get back on top…

This is also the special, inspiring and heart-filling story of Dick Beardsley.  He is, perhaps, best known for a race that he didn’t win (1982 Boston Marathon).  BUT there is so much more to him!  This podcast touches on much of it… and will leave you wanting more from this generous friend!

Our Show Notes for this most memorable episode are below.  And do not forget to send your trivia question answer to podcast@bigpeachrunningco.com!

To learn more about Dick or, perhaps, even have him visit your community in the future, please check this site.

Watch the exciting finish of the 1982 Boston Marathon!

After we’re past travel restrictions, think about this as your next vacation spot with Dick and his wife, Jill, at their adorable B&B in beautiful northern Minnesota.

And as a lifelong fishing guide in Minnesota, there is likely none better than Dick for a great day out on the lake.

Dick can do it all!  If you don’t win the book we’re giving away, here’s a way to purchase your own copy.

Here’s the other book we mention in this episode, as John Brant captures the spirit of the 1982 Boston Marathon AND both men involved in the incredible finish.

As always, thank you for listening… and for all your support.  Hang in there, Friends!  YOU are why this journey is still so satisfying…  We so sincerely hope to see you soon!  In the meantime, MAY YOUR BEST MILES BE THOSE COVERED ON FOOT!

– Mike