Memory Lane

 

Jim Montgomery 1934 - 2011

John Guthrie

1955 - 2000

 

 

Lisa Vann 1957 - 2007

 

Memory Lane is a collection of photographs of mostly local runners and/or runners that have participated in our local races for years.  Some you will recognize, some are with us in spirit but one thing remains the same - the love of the sport - as it is shown in these photographs.  For those that are no longer with us, thanks for the memories!

   

Intensity

 

"It's More Than Just a Race"

Steve Prefontaine brought an unparalleled intensity to every race he ran. As he once said, "If you can't stand pain, you can't run the distances," and "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."

He left an indelible mark on American distance running and his achievements continue to inspire runners the world over, his legacy is more than just a race.

   

A Window on Greatness

 

"Triple Gold"

In 1952 Emil Zatopek achieved the impossible. At the Helsinki Olympic Games he won the 5,000 meters, the 10,000 meters and the Marathon, setting an Olympic record in each event. Never before or since has an athlete approached his epic performance!

The "Czech Locomotive" is shown here winning gold in the 5,000 meter Olympic Final. Emil taught the world the modern way to train, running endless laps at top speed, and how to race, driven by an overwhelming willpower.

 

The Moment of Victory

"Destiny"

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Billy Mills was virtually unknown.

As the field toed the line for the start of the 10K final, Murray Halberg, Pyotr Bolotnikov and Ron Clarke were the favorites. Four current or future Olympic Gold Medalists and world record holders were in this race

It was Billy Mills, shattering his personal best by 46 seconds, who created the most electrifying finish in Olympic history. After being shoved out into lane four by Mohammed Gammoudi on the final lap, he found the speed to recover from a 10 yard deficit in the home stretch and sprint his way into the record books as the only American athlete ever to win the 10,000 meter gold medal.

 

The King of the Roads

"Relentless"

28 years after he won his first major marathon, Bill Rodgers still competes at a very high level, running races across the country and inspiring generations of runners. When he appears at running events he continues to gain fans with his down to earth, friendly manner.

But you do not win both the Boston and NYC Marathons four times each with an easy going approach. To dominate road running in the 1970s and early 1980s, and to keep racing today, Bill can only be described as "relentless".

 

   

Paint The Towne 2000

Tomoka 4 Miler 1980

   

Ft. Meyers 1993

Gasparilla 1996

   

Betty 1996

Jim 1996

   

 Julie & Linda 1996

Rick & Bill 2003

   

Jerry - Corporate Cup - 1994

Michele 2004

   

Paint The Towne 2000

Danny 1996

Rice Family 1996

Race Team 1989

DBTC Past Presidents '96

Cindy & Dan '97

Danny Wuerffel & Sinclair '99

Guess who? 1995

EBR 1997

EBR 1997

Gasparilla Scott & Rick1997

Tomoka Jon & Keith1992

EBR '97 Jason & Mark

Ponce '96 Jerry & Julie

Paint The Towne '99 - John

Kit '99

Guess Who?  1988

Matanza 1996

Catfish - Mark 1988

Look at that Gator Steve '97

Mike, Paul & Kids 1995

Lorraine & Peter 1988-89

Philpott Family Catfish '97

Shawn 1997

Keith Brantly '92

Sunday Morning Runners '95

Pam & Bill Paint The Towne '98

Paul - Ft. Myers '98

   

Claudia Williams ● Boston 2003  ● Running for Dad

   
If you have running photos from years past and would like to share them for this page, (baby or school photos would be great) please email them to donnadorun@cfl.rr.com.    Check back often as this page will be updated frequently.

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