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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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In 1981 the Gang of Four MPs - Roy Jenkins, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams and David Owen - set up the Council for Social Democracy.
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.
The featured speakers included Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler, NAACP New England Area Conference President Juan Cofield, Marathon legend and prostate cancer survivor Bill Rodgers, and Celtics great Cedric Maxwell.
I live in Stockton and have voted SDP/Liberal since Bill Rodgers.
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.
Bill Rodgers, head of driving standards at the IAM, said: "To make it work for us it would need to be carefully drawn up and not used as a blunt instrument.
But the SDP was led by David Owen, Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers.
1981: The Gang of Four (above, from left, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen) broke away from the Labour Party to set up the Social Democrats.
Little of the carnage at the finish line of the mid-April Boston Marathon is enough to erase my cherished memories of the race and its two iconic champions: Johnny Kelley and Bill Rodgers.
Bill Rodgers, whose great-great-great-grandfather came from from Crieff, won the race in 1975, 1978, 1979 and 1980.
After dynamic stretching and core strengthening instruction led by Bill Rodgers, four-time winner of the Boston Marathon, and Greg Meyer, the last American to win the Boston Marathon, the first annual Friendship Sprint Medley Relay was held.