Rodgers, Bill

Rodgers, Bill,

1947–, American distance runner, b. Hartford, Conn. He helped to popularize distance running in the U.S. He won the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon four times each between 1975 and 1980.

Rodgers, (William Henry) Bill

(1947–  ) marathon runner; born in Hartford, Conn. He won the New York and Boston marathons four times each between 1975 and 1980. After retiring from active racing he opened a chain of sports gear shops.
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Society members Ken Horsley, Robin Cameron, Frankie Pickersgill, Bill Edwards, Keith Simpson, Colin Rodgers, Bill Lewis, Peter Hughes, David SILVER SCREEN STARS (from left): Ken Horsley, Robin Cameron, Frankie Pickersgill, Bill Edwards, Keith Simpson, Colin Rodgers, Bill Lewis, Peter Hughes Picture by Peter Benn Charlesworth and Ricky Brown all showcased their talents in the blockbuster movie Atonement.
He also points to the influence of his son Merle and others in his family who played rockabilly, and records, radio, and listening to the Grand Ole Opry and the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe, and others.