Ron Hill, one of the most famous marathon runners, who broke the Boston Marathon record and also encouraged his peers and successors with his running-every-day routine for more than five decades, passed away in Hyde, Cheshire, England, on May 23. He was eighty-two years young. In 2018, he stated that he was suffering from dementia.
Hill set the world track record for 10 miles (46:44.0) two times. In 1969, he secured the European marathon championship. Fifty one years ago, he smashed the Boston Marathon record by 3 minutes, running 2:10:30. He then became the first Briton to ace that race. May the great athlete’s soul rest in peace.