Quote Of The Day
“I had been in road races back in the Midwest since I was a sophomore in high school but had always heard that road racing in New England was ‘different.’ Boy, were they right about that! I think the 1978 Falmouth Road Race had 5,000-7,000 participants … which was nearly twice as large as my home town! It was both an athletic event as well as a social atmosphere … almost like a County Fair back home! It was my first exposure to a world class road race and it did not disappoint! The food was good, the people were friendly, and what a great US competitive field! The road races back home that I had experienced before usually had 100-300 runners … and did not have total community support like that!”
– Craig Virgin remembering what it was like to race at Falmouth back in late 1970s/early 1980s.
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