Rodgers, Bill

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Rodgers, Bill Gender: M
William Henry Rodgers
born on 23 December 1947 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Hartford, Connecticut, 41n46, 72w41
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°50 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 25°15'


American runner who dominated the American road racing scene as the record holder for best Marathon time from 1975. During the 1978 season, he ran 22 races sans defeat. In 1998, Rodgers ran 29 races, setting records for his 50-54 age group in 26 of them. His entire career saw him run more than 750 races, including nearly 60 marathons. Rodgers running career began when he won the first of his four Boston Marathon titles in 1975. He and his friend, Frank Shorter, were credited with starting the running boom of the '70s.

His life off the track, however, has not been rosy. While enduring a variety of injuries, Rodgers went through a divorce in 1981 and the collapse of a sportswear business bearing his name in 1988. He remarried in 1983 and had two daughters, Elise and Erika. Rodgers also started his own running center, along with his brother Charlie, in Boston. He wrote two books on the sport of running: "Bill Rodgers' Lifetime Running Plan," 1998 and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Jogging and Running," 1998.

In 4/1999, Rodgers attempted to set a record in the 50-54 age group while running the Boston Marathon, but failed. He was forced to drop out at the halfway point due to excessively warm temperatures and dehydration.

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  • Work : Prize April 1975 in Boston (Won first Boston Marathon)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize April 1979 in Boston (Won third Boston Marathon)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1981 (First wife)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1983 (Second marriage)
  • Financial : Lose significant money 1988 (Sport wear business collapsed)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (Two running books)

Source Notes

From him by letter to Fitzgerald as "I believe it was this time." MacKenzie in AA, 9/1983, quotes a not from him for "about 8:00 AM."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Running center, clothing line)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Running)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Running books)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Won six marathons)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession