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U.S. Champions Appearing At Legends Run

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 27, 2013
Bill Rodgers is one of the legends running next month in Connecticut. Photo: www.photorun.net

Bill Rodgers will be taking part in the inaugural race.

If you want to meet some of the best American distance runners past and present, then consider heading to Middletown, Conn. on June 30.

According to a report posted on Running USA, former Boston Marathon Champions Bill Rodgers and Amby Burfoot will appear at the inaugural Legends Run, a four-mile road race .

Rodgers not only won Boston, but he also prevailed in New York City in the 1970s a total of four times for each marathon.

He represented Team USA at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and once held the American record in the marathon. Rodgers currently resides in Hartford, Conn.

Burfoot won Boston in 1968 and has enjoyed a successful career as a running journalist.

In addition to these past legends, current American steeplechaser Donn Cabral, will be taking part in the race. Cabral owns the current U.S. collegiate record for the steeple. He represented the United States at the 2012 Olympics in London.

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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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