Beardsley survived a farm equipment accident in which he broke his back and mangled one of his legs, three car accidents and an addiction to painkillers, which he overcame 13 years ago. He had a knee replacement in January and back surgery in August -Hartford Courant
MY COMMENT: And I thought I had injuries! I guess you can never count out Dick Beardsley, but if it were me I'd have taking up swimming and cycling a long time ago. He's running the historic 4.7 mile Manchester Road Race this weekend. This race got it's start in 1927!
That's Beardsley tying with Inge Simenson of Norway at the 1981 London Marathon. When's the last time you saw somebody do that at a major race?