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Rod vs Pre, 1975

I’m getting ready to shoot some more video with Rod Dixon.  While speaking with him on the phone today, he started regaling me with tales of his races against Prefontaine.  So I dug up this clip of Rod going head-to-head with Pre, John Walker and Filbert Bayi at the 1975 LA Times Mile.  This is great entertainment, and not only because of the fu manchu mustaches and flowing long hair.  Why don’t we bring back this sort of race?  With US distance running stronger than it’s been in years, I’ll bet people would come out to watch the top stars duking it out on an indoor track in LA.

Peter

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