Bill Rodgers 1974 Races

Falmouth 1974 above
1974 Race Summary


Jan. 8 - 2 miles - 9:08.5 - "Race was at Northeastern U. Second place to Bob Sevene."

Feb. 3 -
San Blas 1/2 Marathon - 7th - 1:08:28 -
"Course was the toughest Ive ever run. U.S. got the second team prize."

March 17 - 1st - 46:01 - Details Unknown

April 15 -
  Boston Marathon - 14th - 2:19:34 - "Was in 4th place all the way till the hill just before Heartbreak Hill (19 miles approx.) when I got a bad charley horse in the back of my right thigh..."

1. Neil Cusack 2:13:39, 2. Tom Fleming 2:14:25, 3. Jerome Drayton 2:15:40, 4. Lucian Rosa 2:15:53, 5. Vilho Paajanen 2:16:15, 6. Steve Hoag 2:16:44, 7. Bob Moore 2:16:45, 8. Ron Wayne 2:16:58, 9. Bernie Allen 2:17:02, 10. Carl Hatfield 2:17:36, 11. John Vitale 2:18:54, 12. Dan Moynihan 2:19:13, 13. Reed Harter 2:19:15, 14. Bill Rodgers 2:19:34, 15. Heinz Kubelt 2:19:50, 16. Don Kennedy 2:20:22, 17. Rick Bayko 2:20:56, 18. Lee Fidler 2:21:27, 19. Ray Hughes 2:21:45, 20. Martin Sudzina 2:22:11, 21. Ron Daws 2:22:16

June 9 - 1st - 6 miles - Details Unknown

June 15 - 6 on track - 28:35.2 - 1st - Greater Boston Invitational

July 7 - 20K - 1:05:20 in Bourne Road Race (Place ?)

August 8 - 3.5 at Fresh Pond - Details Unknown

August 10 - 3 miles -14:17 - Details Unknown

August 18 - Falmouth Road Race - 1st - 34:16 - "zapped M. Liquori!"

1. Rodgers 34:16, 2. Liquori 35:35, 3. Charlie Diehl 35:44, 4. Ham Amer 35:57, 5. Scott Graham 36:06, 6. Ken Mueller 36:21, 7. Pat Doherty 36:23, 8. Bob Sevene 36:24, 9. John Goodwin 36:51, 10. Vin Fleming 36:55, 11. Joe Catalano 37:00, 12. Joe Crowley 37:17, 13. Mark Duggan 37:31, 14. Terry Gallagher 37:37, 15. Mike Baxter 37:42, 18. Fred Doyle 38:02, 19. John Babington 38:25, 28. Jack Vercollone 39:25, 32. Peter Bortolotti 39:49, 35. Tom Doherty 40:09, 45. Bill Squires 41:03

August 31 - 25k (?) at Charleston, WV - 3rd - 1:18:23

Sept. 14 - 5 mile XC - 24:18 - 1st - Northeastern Track Club Invitational (Franklin Park)

Sept. 27 - NYC Marathon (Central Park) - 5th - 2:36

Oct. 13 - 15K - 46:28 - 1st - Manchester, NH "...course was maybe 100 yards, shorter than last year..."

Oct. 19 - 5 mile XC - 24:11 - 1st - PR - Codfish Bowl (Franklin Park)

Oct. 27 - 20K - 62:38 - 2nd - National Championship at Gardner, MA - "A disappointing day- 2nd to Gary Tuttle... My time 62:38 is a PR for 20 kilos. Won a sewing table. Pace was fast all the way I lost the race running uphill. I gained ground going down, need work on uphill running for future distance road races and marathons." 

Nov. 17 - NEAAU X-C Championship - 1st - 6 miles - 29:18 (Franklin Park)

Nov. 28 - 4.6 miles - 22:45 - 3rd - Manchester (CT) Road Race

Dec. 1 - Philadelphia Marathon - 1st - 2:21:57 - "Cold, windy, and rainy."

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