Before They Run the Rock, A Race Back in Time
|Courtesy Rusty Williams|
|Click to embiggen this band of local athletes from 1972.|
The 1972 marathon drew 144 starters (compared to the 22,000 expected this year). The sponsoring organization was the Dallas Cross Country Club. The night before the event, runners gathered at the Majestic Steak House for a carbo-loading meal. And a 19-year-old from NTSU finished first in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds.I told Rusty I'd trade him -- a photo for a plug. So here goes: Rusty, who don't run no marathons, will be signing copies of Historic Photos of Dallas and displaying some photos at this Plano Barnes & Noble on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m and again on December 8 at the NorthPark Neimans from 2 to 4 p.m.