USACE Omaha District Photos

Persistence, Patience, Inspiration of marathon running
In 1978, the South Dakota State University Cross Country Team won the NCAA Division II National title. Chamberlain, a 17-year-old freshman is at far left. Six of the runners in the photo, including Chamberlain, were NCAA Division II All-American. Two of the runners in the photo ran in the Olympic trials including fourth from the right, Dick Beardsley, who finished second in the Boston Marathon in 1982 with a time of 2:08:53. The story of Beardsley's second place finish to Alberto Salazar is known as the "Duel in the Sun".

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