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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.
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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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"It's a colourful part of the Boston Marathon history, that's for sure," said Bill Rodgers, who won the men's race that year and was immediately suspicious of the woman next to him on the awards podium.
"It's a colorful part of the Boston Marathon history, that's for sure," said Bill Rodgers, who won the men's race that year and was immediately suspicious of the woman sitting next to him on the awards podium.
Ymhen blwyddyn neu ddwy, fo fyddai un o gonglfeini Cymreig plaid newydd yr SDP wrth i'r ddau Gymro arall David Owen a Roy Jenkins ymuno efo Shirley Williams a Bill Rodgers wrth adael Llafur.
That echoes Labour's Gang of Four - Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Bill Rodgers and Shirley Williams - announcing in 1981 that they would "break the mould of British politics" by forming the SDP.
It is the first time British politics has seen such a shift since 1981 when four leading Labour figures Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers, broke away to form the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The party was founded by four senior Labour moderates - Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Bill Rodgers and Shirley Williams, who were dubbed the "Gang of Four".
| 1981: The Gang of Four (Roy Jenkins, David Owen, Shirley Williams and Bill Rodgers) broke away from the Labour Party to set up the Social Democrats.
From left, Bill Rodgers, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins and David Owen - the 'Gang of Four'
Meanwhile Labour MPs were warning of a split in the party as the left gained power, with MP Bill Rodgers - who would later join the SDP - saying he would not be "a passenger on a gravy train to disaster" at the next election if the left of the party took control.
Walsh has joined Boston marathon legend Bill Rodgers, and top American marathoners Dathan Ritzenhein and Shadrack Biwott.
As the outbreak developed, local MPs - including Bill Rodgers for Labour and Timothy Kitson for the Tories - pressed for further investigation.