Friday, September 20, 2013

Marty Liquori Takes 1973 AAU Indoor Mile Title
Win Makes Ex-Nova Great 14 for 14 at Madison Square Garden

Here is a recently appearing video of Marty Liquori fending off Reggie McAfee to win the 1973 AAU indoor title over 1 mile.  It was at the time Liquori's 14th win in 14th attempts at Madison Square Garden.  McAfee gave Liquori a tough time (both were hand timed in 4:03.5, with Liquori out-leaning the diminutive McAfee at the line), but the best part of the video is Liquori planting an elbow in the chest of one of his traditional nemeses, the Pole Henryk Szordykowski, at the 3:28 mark of the video.  Also interesting is Brent Musberger interviewing Liquori after the race, while Liquori represents his alma mater well by donning a Villanova track t-shirt.

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