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Discussion: PR & stopping

in: ernst; ernst > 2017-11-14

Nov 15, 2017 12:58 PM # 
I recall Bill Rodger's '75 Boston which he won in 2:09.55 (PR, American record, world's fastest in '75), stopping to tie a shoelace. Apparently he stopped 4 other times for water and back then, he might have literally stopped.

Rodgers ('70), Galloway ('67) & Burfoot ('68), overlapped at Wesleyan, an unlikely place for such long distance fame.
Nov 17, 2017 12:02 PM # 
Amazing! Was he way in front when he stopped? I found in marathons, that, if I stop for say water, I have a hard time catching up with the others who did not stop.

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