HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC DISPLAY
February 10, 2006 (Utica, NY) – The National Distance Running Hall of Fame announced an Olympic window display to correlate with the Opening Ceremony of the Turino, Italy Winter Olympics. “Many of our Inductees to the Hall of Fame are past Olympians and have donated their uniforms we thought it was the perfect time to display them,” said John Petrone Execute Director of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame.
Items in the window are Olympic Marathoner Gold and Silver Medal winner Frank Shorter’s 1972 Olympic Warm-up Jacket, Uniform Coat, Jacket and Tie. Also Frank’s 1976 Olympic Singlet, Warm-up pants, Uniform Jacket and tie.
In the other window is the Warm-up Suit and Singlet worn Joan Benoit Samuelson when she won the first ever Women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984. Also Joan’s Trademark white cap. Francie Larrieu Smith’s 1992 Olympic Uniform when she carried the American Flag for the US team at the Barcelona, Spain Olympic Games. Visitors visiting the National Distance Running Hall of Fame can view other Olympic Memorabilia on display. For more details please call the National Distance Running Hall of Fame at (315) 724-4525.
The nation’s largest 15K road race in its 29th year, the Boilermaker is the premier event of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame’s annual Hall of Fame Weekend. The race consistently attracts elite runners from all over the world, including Olympians and world record holders, and features distance running’s most enthusiastic fans, as well as the sport’s best post-race party, hosted at The Matt Brewing Company. To register for other Boilermaker events, call 315.797.5838 for an application, or visit the official Boilermaker web site at www.boilermaker.com. Hotel accommodations and information about other local attractions can also be found on the site.