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Bill Rodgers

Bill Rodgers (Running.  Born, Hartford, CT, Dec. 23, 1947.)  William Rodgers was the right man in the right place at the right time for the history of the New York City Marathon.  When the Marathon moved out of Central Park and became a five-borough event in 1976, Rodgers not only won the event but set […]

Johnny Hayes

Johnny Hayes (Running.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 10, 1886; died, Englewood, NJ, Aug. 23, 1965.)  As a wiry 5’4” clerk at Bloomingdale’s, John Joseph Hayes was a dedicated runner attracted to marathons.  Hayes finished fifth in the 1906 Boston Marathon, moved up to third in 1907, and when the Yonkers Marathon was run for […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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