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RE: How come we never hear about Bill Rodgers on LRC anymore?

Rodgers is my idol wrote:

Kickapoo wrote:

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.

But he was a dang assassin on the course. Don't let the affable persona fool you, that dude was competitive. You hear a lot about Shorter because of the Olympic performances, but BR was dominate in the road racing scene, not just the marathon either.
No drugs.
no doping.
and he wasn't a jerk. Rodgers always came off as your local runner, it's just that he was winning NYC, Boston, and major road races not the town Turkey Trot.

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