Dick Beardsley

Motivational Speaker, Suicide Survivor of Loss, Farm Accident Survivor, Prescription Drug Addiction Survivor, Record Breaking Marathon Runner, Famous 1982 Boston Marathon Runner, Author, Fishing Guide, Innkeeper & Subject of a Feature Film

Dick Beardsley Biography

For a brief moment in the early 1980s, Dick Beardsley became the most famous runner/athlete in the world - by losing a race. During the 1982 Boston Marathon, in a contest that has come to be known as The Duel in the Sun, Beardsley - foiled by a motorcycle that cut him off near the end - finished two seconds behind Alberto Salazar in one of the most memorable battles in marathon history. It was the closest finish ever at the world's premier marathon, and both runners broke the course and the American records.

The story of Dick Beardsley's running career alone is the stuff of legends, but it is the story that comes after that draws people in and keeps them listening. Dick is a true survivor and his life is a story of hope and redemption. After retiring from running, Dick had a series of near-fatal accidents that left him addicted to pain killers. His story of overcoming extreme obstacles speaks to anyone who loves competition, who has survived catastrophe, or who has pursued a seemingly impossible goal.

Not only is Dick Beardsley one of the worlds most extraordinary, respected and compelling motivational/inspirational speakers, he is an international best selling author and the subject of a feature film, entitled Against the Wind.

Dick Beardsley has been the keynote speaker at corporate events and fundraisers, non-profits, schools, races, prisons and drug treatment centers, to name a few - Anywhere motivation and inspiration is needed. He has a gift of making people laugh, cry and most importantly, think and appreciate life to the fullest, despite any ups and downs that may come along. Dick's talks are directly from his heart and are highly inspirational.

Dick Beardsley has spoken to countless number of groups all over the world, ranging in size from 5 people to 15,000. Dick is also an accomplished TV commentator and radio announcer.

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Dick Beardsley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dick Beardsley for your event is $5,000 - $20,000. Dick Beardsley generally travels from Bemidji, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dick Beardsley for an upcoming event.

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