Great interview with Horace Ashenfelter

Well anyone who knows me will tell you that I am spend a good deal of time in the past.  Not in a bad way, but I do like to study the past and see what has taken us as a people, country,  runners, and even as neighbors to where we are today.  I mean if it was not for the architects of Phoenix in the 1950’s we would not have the awesome buildings (but quickly disappearing buildings -in the name of progress)- that made Phoenix stand out from the rest of the world).  Like the ones pictured here:

I also like to see old articles and magazines, especially advertisements from the past.  I love ads from the 50’s and 60’s.  Here are a few I have saved up.  I really need to get a job in the ad business.  Anyone want to hire me?

Alright, enough of that.

Today I came across an interview with Horace Ashenfelter, who won the Gold Medal in the 1952 Olympic 3,000 meter steeplechase, and was a central athletic figure in the Cold War era of history.  This interview gives some great insight into what is was like to be an American athlete going up against the finest Russia had to offer, not to mention his side project as a FBI agent…oh yeah that.

If you want to read the interview go here.

On a side note, the University of Colorado radio station AM 1190 is playing some hardcore metal right now…crazy stuff.

Alright, here are a few more ads from the past…enjoy!

This one actually is Denver in 1963.

Now playing on iTunes: Radio 1190 – Specialty Show
via FoxyTunes

About runfaraz

I am a guy who loves to run marathons, and has been gifted with exceptionally slow genes which makes for mid pack finishes in races. If I don't run I become an unbalanced manic fool, so yes...running is my prozac. I believe that the key to a happy productive life is balance. Balance in all areas of your life. If one area is out of balance, all others go out of balance. Come back often as I love to see the hit counter go up!!! View all posts by runfaraz

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