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Ron Hill: Running great honoured with Accrington 10k race

Olympic distance runner Ron Hill is to be posthumously honoured with a new race in the town where he was born. Hill, who died in 2021, ran for Great Britain at the games in Tokyo in 1964, Mexico in 1968 and Munich in 1972. He was the first Briton to...
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Ron Hill funeral: Guard of honour for running legend

Twenty-six runners formed a guard of honour to represent the 26 miles (42km) in a marathon during the funeral procession of running legend Ron Hill. The former European and Commonwealth marathon champion died at the age of 82 on 23 May. Born in Accrington, Lancashire, Hill represented Britain in the...
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Ron Hill: Decorated distance runner and marathon record-breaker

While by profession a distinguished textile chemist, Ron Hill, who has died aged 82, was also one of the most significant and forward-looking figures involved in British distance running throughout the second half of the 20th century. Only the second man to break the two-hour, 10-minute barrier for the marathon, he went on to smash numerous world and Commonwealth records. He was a triple Olympian, competing in Tokyo, Mexico City and Munich, and during 1970, he became the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon. Never missing a day’s running between 1964 and 2017, some 19,032 days later, this pioneering...
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Ron Hill, Boston Marathon Record Holder Who Had 52-Year Running Streak, Dies at 82

Ron Hill, one of the greatest marathon runners of all time, who smashed the Boston Marathon record and also inspired the “streaking” movement by running every day for more than 52 years, died in his home town of Hyde, Cheshire, England, on May 23. He was 82. Three years ago he announced that he was suffering from dementia.
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Ron Hill, former British marathon runner, dies aged 82

Former British marathon runner Ron Hill has died at the age of 82. The 1969 European Athletics Championships marathon gold-medal winner was the second man to break the two hours and 10 minutes barrier in the discipline. The Accrington-born distance runner claimed marathon gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in...
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British marathon legend Ron Hill dies at 82

British marathon champion Ron Hill passed away on Sunday at the age of 82. Hill had many accomplishments to his name, both on and off the race course, including wins at the Boston Marathon and Commonwealth Games and the creation of the run clothing brand Ronhill. He had been suffering from dementia for several years.
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Ron Hill: Former European and Commonwealth marathon champion dies aged 82

Ex-European and Commonwealth marathon champion Ron Hill has died aged 82. Hill represented Britain in the marathon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and at Munich in 1972. In 1970 he became the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon, breaking the course record, and won Commonwealth gold the same year in a time of two hours nine minutes 28 seconds.
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Former marathon runner Ron Hill dies at age of 82

Former British marathon runner Ron Hill has died at the age of 82. The 1969 European Athletics Championships marathon gold-medal winner was the second man to break the two hours and 10 minutes barrier in the discipline. The Accrington-born distance runner claimed marathon gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in...
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