Running legend Bill Rodgers returning for 40th Runner's Den race
Bill Rodgers won the Boston and New York City marathons in 1978.
No one was bigger in American running, Rodgers having eclipsed even Frank Shorter two years after Shorter won his second Olympic marathon medal at the 1976 Montreal Games. Rodgers was 40th in Montreal then did not get another Olympic opportunity because of the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Games.
Rodgers, living in Massachusetts, expressed an interest in Arizona that was passed along to Rob Wallack, who opened a running store in Phoenix in 1978. Wallack contacted Rodgers and pitched the idea of participating in the first Runner's... read more