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Sports / Baseball / Septuagenarian Runner #73368

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 23, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Baseball game between Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees, include accident involving player Willie Wilson and performance of Larry Milbourne, reported; film shown. 74-yr.-old sprinter Marilla Salisbury featured. [SALISBURY - discusses her training, motivation.] Her competition in various races, include Pan Am games, discussed; films shown. 72-yr.-old competitor Bess James mentioned. [SALISBURY - recalls non-athletic childhood.] Salisbury's running style noted. [SALISBURY - criticizes rocking chair approach to old age.] Her win on "Price is Right" show recalled; scenes shown courtesy Goodman-Todman Prods. Her appearance on "To Tell the Truth" also recalled; scenes shown. [SALISBURY - loves fame.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Donaldson, Sam;
Schaap, Dick

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