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King of the Roads
years after he won his first major marathon, Bill Rodgers
still competes at a very high level, running races across
the country and inspiring generations of runners. When
he appears at running events he continues to gain fans
with his down to earth, friendly manner.
you do not win both the Boston and NYC Marathons four
times each with an easy going approach. To dominate road
running in the 1970s and early 1980s, and to keep racing
today, Bill can only be described as "relentless".
Bill is quoted on the poster:
be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day,
one month, or even one year - but for a lifetime."
are proud to offer this wonderful vintage photo of Bill
flying to victory.
American Marathoner Ryan Hall Finds Inspiration in "Relentless"
an interview in the Boston Globe before the 2009 Boston
Marathon, our poster is discussed:
At the Snowcreek Athletic Club, Hall usually spends
a portion of every day working on his strength and flexibility
with medicine balls, form drills, and balance exercises.
And every day, he passes a photo of Rodgers winning
the 1979 Boston Marathon. The word "Relentless"
is printed across the image. Pointing at the poster,
Hall commented, "This is what makes Boston so cool.
They don't make posters of any other marathon."
Rodgers heard about how the display inspires Hall, he
called it "an honor," "kind of cool,"
and "a little strange." It was all of the
above because Rodgers has such respect for Hall's talent
and enthusiastic approach to the marathon.
really goes for it," said Rodgers. "That's
what you need to win. You've got to run strategically,
but you've also got to run with that spirit. He has
why we make these posters.
production of Running Past
in association with Bill
Rodgers Running Center.
Designed and printed in the USA.
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on Premium #80 Productolith Gloss Cover Stock