Wes in Sports Illustrated

Bill Rodgers ’70 , part of the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame class, is the subject of an article in this week’s Sports Illustrated as part of its annual “Where Are They Now?” feature. Rodgers, whose claim to fame is being the first man to win both the New York and Boston marathons in the same year (a feat he accomplished in 1978 and 1979; he’s still the only person to do so twice), was diagnosed with prostate cancer last December but has made a full recovery. The article focuses primarily on his racing career; interestingly, though, there’s no mention of Wes.

Full text of the article here.

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10 thoughts on “Wes in Sports Illustrated

  1. Anonymous

    i’m going to guess the legendary shem, but it could be pretty much any member of wesxc :)-a wesxcer (obvi)

  2. Anonymous

    i’m going to guess the legendary shem, but it could be pretty much any member of wesxc :)

    -a wesxcer (obvi)

  3. Anonymous

    Wes isn’t mentioned because Bill Rodgers wasn’t really nasty until his post-collegiate days. He took a year or two off from running after college and then started again and developed into the legend he is. Proof: he graduated in 1970 but wasn’t winning big marathons until around 1975.Now Amby Burfoot, another Wes running alum and future Wes hall-of-famer, WAS nasty in college. He was the first (only?) collegian to win the Boston Marathon, which he did as a senior here. He still holds a couple school records. I don’t think Rodgers ever had any school records.

  4. Anonymous

    Wes isn’t mentioned because Bill Rodgers wasn’t really nasty until his post-collegiate days. He took a year or two off from running after college and then started again and developed into the legend he is. Proof: he graduated in 1970 but wasn’t winning big marathons until around 1975.

    Now Amby Burfoot, another Wes running alum and future Wes hall-of-famer, WAS nasty in college. He was the first (only?) collegian to win the Boston Marathon, which he did as a senior here. He still holds a couple school records. I don’t think Rodgers ever had any school records.

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