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Bill Rodgers - Racing Legend

Bill Rodgers is one of the most celebrated men’s distance runners in history.

He came into prominence in the mid 1970’s, and is best known for his four victories each in the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon between 1975 and 1980. With his four victories at Boston, he earned the nickname “Boston Billy!”

Bill was named the # 1 Marathoner in the world three times by Track and Field News, and is an inductee in the National Distance Running Hall of Fame [1998]. He was also inducted n the National Track & Field Hall of Fame [1999].

An Olympian and Bronze Medal winner for the United States in the 1975 World Cross Country Championships, Bill set a World Record in the 25K. Bill was also the only American to win significant Marathons on five continents.

Bill Rodgers enjoyed his most remarkable year on the road racing circuit in 1978, when he won 27 of the 30 races he entered. Included in this extremely successful stretch were victories at the Pepsi 10K Nationals, Falmouth Road Race, and Boston and New York City Marathons.

In recent years, Bill has limited his long distance running to Half Marathons or less.

He maintains an active speaking schedule with appearances at event across the country.