Trinity Western University

1978

Soccer Marathon

At 6 pm, March 18, twenty-two TWC students set a world record for a soccer marathon – 48 hours – smashing the previous record of 43 hours and 4 minutes…
Among the many results, certainly one of the greatest was the spiritual impact on the lives of the players. Several commented, “my dependence on the Lord is greater… I find I really have to rely on his strength…”
Students raised over $2000 … which will go towards the athletic program at TWC.
“Record Soccer Marathon!” The Evangelical Beacon, April 11, 1978, p. 24. [TWU Archives: Coll 3 B 1 File:1978]

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    Weary Feet Make Mark

    Local newspaper reports that “Soccer players at Trinity Western College earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records last week…”

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    “Weary feet make mark in record book.” The Langley Advance, vol 3 no. 35, March 25, 1978 (no page) [TWU Archives: Coll 3 B 1 File: 1978]

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    A Much-Needed Rest

    Exhausted players took 10-minute breaks every 90 minutes.

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    [TWU Archives: 1998-01-3174]

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    Play-By-Play

    President Snider with students at a booth set up for the marathon; the banner behind them reads: “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith.”

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    [TWU Archives: 1998-01-3176]

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