Bill Rodgers





Bill Rodgers


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
December 23, 1947

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William "Bill" Henry Rodgers is an American runner and former American record holder in the marathon who is best known for his victories in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon in the late 1970s. His victories made him a hero and secondary fuel for the running boom of the 1970s.

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Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide ...

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3.43 avg rating — 47 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Marathoning

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Bill Rodgers' Lifetime Runn...

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Bill Rodgers's Marathon Guide

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Bill Rodgers and Priscilla ...

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Bill Rodgers' Running Log: ...

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26 Miles to Boston: The Bos...

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The Boston Marathon: A Cent...

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“I often lose motivation, but it's something I accept as normal.”
Bill Rodgers

“Training need not be an all-or-nothing battle, involving punishing track practice, grueling calisthenics, and wrenching interval sessions every afternoon. It could be a fun and easy cruise through the gorgeous New England countryside. It could be an act of freedom by which I could step outside myself and my racing mind. A long run in nature could even be a way to connect my physical body with the unseen spirit of the universe.”
Bill Rodgers, Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World

“The marathon will humble you. But the truth is, sometimes it will do more than humble you. Sometimes it will break your heart.”
Bill Rodgers, Marathon Man: My 26.2-Mile Journey from Unknown Grad Student to the Top of the Running World



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