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NATIONAL DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTS 5TH CLASS

UTICA, N.Y. - July 13, 2002 - The Stanley Performing Arts Center was host to the 5th
induction ceremony of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame on Sat., July 13 at
5pm, an event that attracted more than 2,000 people, as four nationally esteemed athletes
were inducted, and three awards were bestowed upon athletes that have profoundly
impacted the running world.

After welcoming honored guests, relatives and runners, Master of Ceremonies
Larry Rawson of ESPN told the audience, "When this thing (the race) is over
with, promise me that you’ll go out and have some fun."

Following his welcome, the world-acclaimed soprano, Colleen Gaetano, sang the
national anthem.

The Class of 2002 honored during the ceremony was not graduating from high school
or college, but rather consisted of four running legends, the late Bill Bowerman,
John J. Kelley, the late Browning Ross and Doris Brown Heritage, all inducted into the
National Distance Running Hall of Fame this year.

"He affected more runners in more ways than any other American…he lived to get
through to you," said presenter Kenny Moore about inductee Bill Bowerman.

Several award presentations accompanied the inductions, and after brief biographical
movie segments were shown, presenters nostalgically spoke about the recipients, sharing
tidbits of their relationships with the people for whom the awards were given. Recipients
were nominated and selected based on a number of criteria. The awards and recipients were:

Bill Bowerman Award: Bill Squires
George Sheehan Award: Kenny Moore
Suzy Komen Award: Bev Veals


In his acceptance speech, Squires inspired the audience by reminiscing about his past
coaching career, shared anecdotes, and offered words of wisdom for all. "The road to
the finish line is paved with ups and downs…but if we have a sense of humor, a dose
of patience and a dash of humility, we’ll be successful in life."

The induction ceremony was one of a number of events going on during this National Distance
Running Hall of Fame Weekend, and was a kick-off to the nation’s largest 15K, the Utica
Boilermaker road race that began at 8am the following morning.

The first 2,000 guests that entered the doors at the Stanley on Saturday afternoon
received a National Distance Running Hall of Fame commemorative poster designed
by artist Andrew Yelenak, whose work has appeared at events such as the Boston,
New York, and Hartford Marathons.


 

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