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Bill Rodgers - "Relentless"

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The King of the Roads

28 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.

But 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".

As Bill is quoted on the poster:

"To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month, or even one year - but for a lifetime."

We are proud to offer this wonderful vintage photo of Bill flying to victory.

Top American Marathoner Ryan Hall Finds Inspiration in "Relentless"

In an interview in the Boston Globe before the 2009 Boston Marathon, our poster is discussed:

Legendary inspiration
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."

When 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.

"Ryan 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 that."

That's why we make these posters.

A production of Running Past
in association with Bill Rodgers Running Center.
Designed and printed in the USA.

 

See also Bill Rodgers' biography

Photograph copyright by Dick Raphael.
This photo may not be reproduced without written permission.


Poster Specifications:

24" x 30"

Full Color
Full Bleed Image

Printed on Premium #80 Productolith Gloss Cover Stock

Shipped USPS Priority Mail - tube/rolled.

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