Ron Hill

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Ron Hill
Ron Hill 1975.jpg
Hill at the Enschede Marathon in 1975
Personal information
Born(1938-09-25)25 September 1938
Accrington, Lancashire, England
Died23 May 2021(2021-05-23) (aged 82)
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportLong-distance running
ClubClayton-Le-Moors Harriers, Lancashire
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1964, 1968, 1972

Ronald Hill MBE (25 September 1938 – 23 May 2021) was a British runner. He was the second man to break 2:10 in the marathon; he set world records at four other distances, but never won the marathon world record.[1]

He ran two Olympic Marathons (Tokyo 1964 and Munich 1972). In 1970, Hill won the 74th Boston Marathon.

Hill died on 23 May 2021, at the age of 82.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. A Brief Chat with Ron Hill Archived 5 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine, 28 September 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2009.
  2. "Ron Hill: Former European and Commonwealth marathon champion dies aged 82". BBC Sports. Retrieved 24 May 2021.