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Bill Rodgers Running Palm Beach Half On Sunday

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 3, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC

“Boston Billy” is heading south to run in the warm temperatures this weekend.

Former New York City and Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers keeps on running. This Sunday he will appear at the Palm Beach Half Marathon on Sunday. Rodgers, 62 years old, is a last-minute addition to the half-marathon field. In the past three years, he has served as the race’s VIP runner in the Palm Beaches Marathon. According to the Palm Beach Post, the invitation to visit South Florida and get away from the freezing temperatures in the Northeast was too tempting for Rodgers to pass up.

The Palm Beaches Marathon is a relatively new marathon. This year will be the seventh year of its existence. Between the half marathon and the marathon a total of 3400 runners will be taking part on Sunday. There are also 2,400 children from 60 schools taking part in kids races that are being held in conjunction with the marathon and half marathon.

For More: The Palm Beach Post

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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