|Title||Oral History of Russ Kiernan|
|Scope & Content||Tenacious and fearless runner, Dipsea Race winner, and teacher Paul Russell ("Russ") Kiernan was born in Oakland on January 8th, 1938. Russ attended several San Francisco schools as a child, and pursued his higher education at San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University. Immediately following graduation, he began work as an elementary school teacher, ultimately spending most of his career at Francis Scott Key Elementary School in San Francisco's Sunset District. Russ and his wife Marilyn moved to Mill Valley in 1967. Russ took up running in his late 20s, ran his first Dipsea Race in 1969 and won his first Dipsea championship in 1998. In the interview, he describes many aspects of the local running community, including early Bay to Breakers races, the Dolphin South End Runners Club, local trails and prominent local runners, as well as some surprising and audacious personal running experiences. Russ also touches on stories about his family and life as a teenager in San Francisco in the 1950s, and imparts some running wisdom.|
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|Narrator's name||Kiernan, Russ|
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Boitano, Mary Etta
Dolphin South End Runners
Hanley, Gertrude Marie
Kiernan, John Jospeh
Tamalpa Club Run Series
|Copyrights||Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2013. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.|