23 Aug '12, 1am

Horace Ashenfelter, 1952 Olympic gold medalist, Steeplechase, National Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductee, b...

Horace Ashenfelter, 1952 Olympic gold medalist, Steeplechase, National Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductee, b...

When Horace and Lillian Ashenfelter arrived at Fitzgerald's 1928 Restaurant in Glenn Ridge, New Jersey on the 60th anniversary of his Gold Medal and World Record performance to be inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, he reminisced not only about his 1952 Helsinki Olympic performance and other athletic exploits but also his fears. "When our team arrived in Finland, we had to take a train to Helsinki," the 89 year old legend remembered. "Our windows were painted black because we were travelling through a Soviet-Occupied area and we feared we'd be hit!" This was no hollow statement. 1952 was one of the "hottest" years of the U.S.-Soviet Cold War. Fear of nuclear holocaust, Mcarthyism and the Korean War all were on the minds of billions, including the Olympic Athletes. "Everyone knew what was going on, that there were conflicts going on between the two cou...

Full article: http://www.runblogrun.com/2012/08/horace-ashenfelter-1952...

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Robot Hall of Fame 2012 Voting and Tip Sheet

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Are you running enough miles? Matt Fitzgerald argues that an increase in mileage could be a benefit to most runners.

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running.competitor.com 23 Aug '12, 10pm

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Lamborghini CEO Inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame

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On August 20, 2012 the CEO and President of Lamborghini , Stephan Winkelmann, was given the Concorso La Bella Macchina Hal...