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Bill Rodgers Wins Age Group In Half Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 9, 2010

 ”Boston Billy” hasn’t lost his competitive spirit or his ability to win.

The four-time winner of the Boston and New York City Marathons added a new victory to his impressive resume last weekend: age group ace. Rodgers, 62 years old, ran a 1:39:39 at the Palm Beaches Half Marathon. According to Rodgers, his race wasn’t easy. He raced a woman for several miles.

“She was tough as nails,” Rodgers recalled. “I was surging, giving it everything I had. It was like the Boston Marathon. I finally put the white flag up. In the end, she beat me.”

Rodgers was a VIP speaker at the event, which included the Palm Beaches Marathon. He arrived at the finish line of the half marathon in time to hold the tape for the men’s marathon winner, Ronnie Holassie.

Rodgers’ time at the Palm Beaches Half was his third-fastest for the year.

For More: Sun Sentinel

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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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