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ATLANTA -

TAPE: SP-81  DATE: 7/4/1981 SLUG: PEACHTREE RR81 TIMECODE: 0:00

In honor of this year's 44th Peachtree Road Race, I decided to pull some WAGA coverage from another era.  An era when Americans used to win that little race through Buckhead and Midtown. 

While a lot has changed about our race, the description that three-peat champion Craig Virgin gives of the course is still perfect.

Women's winner Allison Roe is a Kiwi and complains about the conditions, but that's Atlanta for you (most years anyway, when we aren't fighting rain and mud in Piedmont Park). 

I love Bill Hartman's standup at the end of the piece; finishing does mean just as much to your everyday runner. Although back then you could tell friends and family that you'd run as fast as you think they'd believe. The new timing chips and online results have killed all of those fish tales. 

Still not sure how I feel about all of Atlanta knowing how well I did.  I'll save you the trouble btw:  55:18.  Never as good as I'd like, but not bad for a big guy that trains from May-July.

-Cody

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