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Bill Rodgers on barefoot running, changes in the sport and more…

by leandre on July 31, 2013 · 0 comments

in Notes from the Station

Meet Bill Rodgers: Former American record holder in the marathon who is best known for his victories in the Boston Marathon and the New York City Marathon in the late 1970s.  Bill helped us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon on May 26, 2013.

Bill Rodgers, Bart Yasso, Frank Shorter, Jeff Galloway

Bill Rodgers, Bart Yasso, Frank Shorter, Jeff Galloway

Our announcer, Tim Bomba, interviewed Bill Rodgers about his early running days, how the sport of running has evolved, women in running, barefoot running, his music collection, and more. Simply click the title to download and listen to the clip (they’re short!).

Intro and history

Motivate others

Running w music

Rodgers sponsors

Swashbucklers Americans

The finish line

Top runners struggle, too

Barefoot running

Changes in the sport

The marathon and Prefontaine

Final thoughts

 

Clear here to hear the interview with Bart Yasso.  Up next: Frank Shorter.

 

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