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Marathon runner Frank Shorter, foreground, winner of the grueling Olympic marathon race in Munich, Germany, and his countryman Ken Moore face the crowd cheering them following the event, Sept. 10, 1972. (AP Photo)
Marathon runner Frank Shorter, foreground, winner of the grueling Olympic marathon race in Munich, Germany, and his countryman Ken Moore face the crowd cheering them following the event, Sept. 10, 1972. (AP Photo)

41 years ago, marathon running burst into the public spotlight amid an act of terror. When Frank Shorter won the United States' first gold medal in the marathon in 64 years, it followed the tragic murders of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Cameron Stracher, author of "Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers And Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom."

Excerpt

This segment aired on April 17, 2013.

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