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Jay Birmingham to speak at next FTC meeting! (9/12/16 at 7:30PM, LifeSouth Bldg)

September 06, 2016 11:03 AM | Betsy Suda (Administrator)

Join us for our September meeting where we have the pleasure of welcoming runner/coach/teacher Jay Birmingham.  Thirty-five years ago, Coach Birmingham ran from LA to NY, setting a (still-standing)record for the trans-America distance of 71 days, 22 hours, 59 minutes.  He also did this run without a support crew!

We will meet at the LifeSouth Building on West Newberry Road at 7:30PM.  Free and open to the public!



Above photo of Birmingham at the conclusion of his trans-America run in 1980.



Crossing the finish line at BadWater Race (135 miles from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA).


More info on Birmingham's 35th Anniversary of his historic run:

http://www.chieftain.com/sports/3796596-120/birmingham-run-running-america

 



 See you all on Monday!

The Florida Track Club is a member of the Road Runners Club Of America and the USA Track and Field Florida Association.


    

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