10 Great Moments from the Last 40 Years of the Boston Marathon
Like a lot of runners, we look forward to the elite races at the Boston Marathon every year. But over time, some years stand out more than others, sometimes because the race itself was thrilling, sometimes because of a singular performance, and sometimes because of how a given race later became obvious as a seminal event.
What’s your favorite detail from the first of Bill Rodgers’ four Boston wins? The shirt he pulled from a trash can and hand lettered with his club’s name? The new shoes that he wore, a promo sample from an upstart company called Nike that were sent to him by Steve Prefontaine? The lowering of his personal best from 2:19:34 to 2:09:55? The stops to tie a shoe and drink water? read the rest of this article…..
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