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Bill Rodgers

Back in 1975 Bill Rodgers made winning the Boston Marathon as well as setting a record time look easy. In his new memoir, “Marathon Man” — which all of Monday’s runners might want to speed read — he explains how “Boston Billy” came to be.

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