The Great Race of 1961
560/KSFO, San Francisco
Don Sherwood vs. Jim Lange

Sunday, February 12, 1961

Great Race Title Card (Image)

A video presentation — distilled from the original black-and-white “newsreel”-style film — of the famous footrace between KSFO’s Don Sherwood and Jim Lange, from Stinson Beach in Marin County to the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Narrated by KSFO newsman Aaron Edwards and produced by Norm Howard Lehfeldt (later known simply as Norm Howard, popular morning personality on KQED-FM), the film also includes cameos by Giants play-by-play men Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons, and begins with classic title art by Tom Nuzum.

KSFO: The Great Race of 1961

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Special thanks to Norm Howard for providing this classic video.

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