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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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As the outbreak developed, local MPs - including Bill Rodgers for Labour and Timothy Kitson for the Tories - pressed for further investigation.
John Hancock's Boston Bound Sweepstakes provides the chance to win an exclusive VIP trip for two to the 2018 Boston Marathon, including flight and two nights lodging, two finish line seats, two Marathon jackets and the opportunity to meet and go on a fun run with Boston Marathon champions Bill Rodgers and Meb Keflezighi.
A few days later I saw a play called Limehouse, which told the story of the Gang of Four - David Owen, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and Bill Rodgers, who left Labour in 1982 to set up the SDP.
Will it be compromise or the inevitable split in the Labour party akin to that in 1981 when David Owen, Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers quit to form the Socialist Democrat Party?
Three decades ago ex-Labour Cabinet ministers Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers peeled off to form the centreleft SDP.
Shorter, then 28, first won the marathon on the evening of May 22, crossing the line in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 51 seconds to edge then American-record holder Bill Rodgers, who was second in 2:11:58.
But the 55-year-old Bill Rodgers (the runner) didn't run against 25-year-old world-class marathoners--he started running with local runners.
Past champions include: Meb Keflezighi, Greg Meyer, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and Roberta 'Bobbi' Gibb will join Uta Pippig, Dick and Rick Hoyt, Ryan Hall, Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden and Amy Cragg.
After the marker ceremony, Don Aitchison, Phil Bury, Andrew Gregory, Bill Rodgers, and I travel by car to another historic spot near Valguarnera.
Bill Rodgers called his autobiography Fourth Among Equals, a wry and self-deprecating comment on his status among the so-called Gang of Four, the senior Labour politicians who launched the Social Democratic Party in 1981.
1975 -- Bill Rodgers breaks the Boston Marathon record with a time of 2:09:55.
There's little hope in relying on New Labour - which is just a follow up of the 1980s opportunist Social Democrats; created by Euro maniacs, David Owen, Shirley Williams, Bill Rodgers and the late Roy Jenkins.