Saturday, February 10, 2007

Most Influential People & Events - #2 of 7

Back In November '06, Runner's World had an article on the forty most influential people and moments in running over the past forty years. Over the next few posts you'll learn which seven people/moments that made the list are directly connected to the Boston Marathon. Here's #2...
Bill Rodgers

Bill Rodgers. The name is synonymous with the Boston Marathon. When the running boom hit in the 1970s, "Boston Billy" was like a rock star to those who got caught up in the sport. "It's hard for everyone, the way I look at it," Rodgers said. "Everybody pays the price and feels the fatigue. I understand the feeling runners have when they're struggling."