Rodgers is my idol wrote:
Sadly no, but he is my role modle. When I first started to run. I read his autobiography, Marathon Man. I think that book is what got me really hooked on running. It is to this day a huge inspiration to me.
I wonder how he would have done if he had not been a chain smoker before his famous NYC and Boston wins.
I think that careless hippy spirit is why he was so good at running. He just ran. He wasn't OCD over every variable. He just got out the door twice a day most days and ran.