You are reporting the following post to the moderators for review and possible removal from the forum

RE: Why was distance running so popular in the 70s (or 80s)? Was it more popular than football?
I concur that that F.Shorter made running popular. He was the first name I associate with early 70's running.Then There was Runnersworld and T&F News.They did indepth articles on Shorter,Salazar, Rodgers and Mary Decker and really played up the Kenyan/US distance rivalry,namely Oregon vs UTEP and WSU. There were only about 6 sports offered by most highschool then.Soccer was not popular in the 70-80's And I have to agree that this sport has probably taken our best runners, on the otherhand USA Soccer has started to be much more competitive on the world scene.

Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.

If you feel this is urgent or want a reply, email us at [email protected] about the post and please include a link to the thread the post is on and what page number/post on that page it is.