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Bill Rodgers (born as William Henry Rodgers in Hartford, Connecticut) is a famous Athlete from USA, he is 70 years old and still alive, born December 23, 1947.

Biography

William "Bill" Henry Rodgers is a former U.S. long-distance runner, who scored in the mid-70s to early 80s extraordinary success in the marathon.

He won the 1975 Boston Marathon and ran it the first U.S. runner for a time under 2:10. 1978, 1979 and 1980, he repeated this victory in 1979 with a new U.S. record time and his personal record of 2:09:27. 1976 to 1979 he won four times in a row the New York City Marathon in 1977 in addition to the Fukuoka Marathon.

In a marathon of the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, he was handicapped by an injury and was ranked 40th For the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, he was clear favorite, frustrated by the boycott of these Games by the United States to participate.

In 28 marathons, he remained under 2:15 - Ethiopian Abebe Mekonnen was the only brand to undercut this more often.

Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Bill.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rodgers_(athlete)

Famous quotes by Bill Rodgers (20)


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"If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk"
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"I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc"
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"My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble"
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"My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated"
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"You cannot always run at your best"
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"The marathon can humble you"
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"I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes"
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"Being a runner means you are now "free" to win and lose and live life to its fullest"
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"I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results"
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"To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime"
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"My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled"
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"Every race is totally different"
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"The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport"
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"I want to run until I can't run"
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"I ran my fastest marathon in the rain"
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"I like rain, actually"
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"I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis"
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"Hills are terrific for running"
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"Anybody can be a runner... We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport"
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"Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s"


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