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Bill Rodgers
Track and Field News ranked Rodgers #1 in the world in the marathon in 1975, 1977 and 1979.
Rodgers


Bill Rodgers is the most celebrated
men's distance runner in history.


A four-time winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, Rodgers has set and broken his own records. Track and Field News ranked Rodgers #1 in the world in the marathon in 1975, 1977 and 1979. He was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic marathon team. He is a two-time RRCA Masters Runner of the Year and has won numerous awards including the National AAU -DI Benedato Award for Best Athletic Performance (1975), Tiffany's Man of the Year (1989), the New York Road Runner's Club Abebe Biklla Award (1989) and the CT. Sports Writer's Alliance Gold Key Award (1994). Rodgers holds five current American records and one current world record.

Rodgers received his BA in sociology from Wesleyan College and his MS is special education from Boston College. Rodgers is currently a spokesperson for the Etonic Shoe Company, Running Times and the Bill Rodgers Running Center. He runs 25 races and appears at 25 speaking engagements a year.

Rodgers


 

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