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Bill Rodgers, American Athlete ( December 23, 1947 - )

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You cannot always run at your best.~Bill Rodgers


Best You Run

My guess is many top athletes, distance runners included, use performance-enhancing drugs, enough so that the problem must be tackled.~Bill Rodgers


Problem Distance Top

I ran my fastest marathon in the rain.~Bill Rodgers


Rain Marathon Fastest

I want to run until I can't run.~Bill Rodgers


Want Run Until

Being a runner means you are now 'free' to win and lose and live life to its fullest.~Bill Rodgers


Life Live Life Free

I always say if the marathon is a part-time interest, you will only get part-time results.~Bill Rodgers


You Results Say

I like rain, actually.~Bill Rodgers


Rain Like Actually

My biggest weakness as a endurance athlete has been in not drinking enough water after training, thereby racing sometimes while dehydrated.~Bill Rodgers


Water Training Weakness

My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. You sometimes have to be aggressive and gamble.~Bill Rodgers


Feeling You Racing

The marathon can humble you.~Bill Rodgers


Humble You Marathon

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


Day Winner Year

Anybody can be a runner... We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport.~Bill Rodgers


Move Run Anybody

If you want to win a race you have to go a little berserk.~Bill Rodgers


Win Want You

I believe in gradual experimentation with running shoes.~Bill Rodgers


Shoes Believe I Believe

Age 50 is a lot tougher than 40s.~Bill Rodgers


Age Lot Tougher

I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running, either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.~Bill Rodgers


Work Strength Believe

Hills are terrific for running.~Bill Rodgers


Hills Running Terrific

Every race is totally different.~Bill Rodgers


Race Different Every

I believe in keeping running simple and, in regard to shoes, that would mean no gimmicks, unnecessary cushioning, etc.~Bill Rodgers


Shoes Simple Believe

The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off. It is the most spectacular start in sport.~Bill Rodgers


Time Start You