BOSTON (AP) – Four-time champion Bill Rodgers will run the Boston Marathon again this year.

Rodgers was given a bib showing his last name and the official number of 79 to honor the 30th anniversary of his 1979 victory. The 61-year-old last completed the race in 1996 in just over 2 hours, 53 minutes.

It will be the 17th Boston Marathon for Rodgers, who underwent treatment for prostate cancer last year.

Rodgers won the race in 1975, ’78, ’79 and ’80, twice setting the course record.


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