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Boston Marathon #83790

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 18, 1983
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(Studio) No. participating in Boston marathon today noted; details given, films shown. Greg Meyer and Joan Benoit mentioned winners.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Boston, Massachusetts) Marathon runners and Christian ministers John Lodwick and Jeff Wells featured; films shown. Runners' background outlined. Scenes from "Chariots of Fire" shown courtesy Warner Bros.; Eric Liddell, character in that film and his real-life winning of Olympic gold medal, recalled. [WELLS - recalls Liddell's religious joy in running.] [WELLS, LODWICK - read Bible.] [LODWICK - praises God.] [WELLS - comments.] Meyer's victory mentioned. [WELLS, LODWICK - comment on race.] Benoit's record run noted.
REPORTER: Ray Gandolf

Brinkley, David;
Gandolf, Ray

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