SportsIconic British runner Ron Hill dies aged 82

Iconic British runner Ron Hill dies aged 82

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London, United Kingdom: Marathon pioneer Ron Hill, one of Britain’s best marathon runners, died aged 82 on Sunday.

Hill was only the second guy to run the marathon in under two hours and ten minutes. In the 1969 European Athletics Championships marathon, he won gold.

From 1964 until 2017, he ran every day for 52 years and 39 days, claiming the record for the longest uninterrupted streak of daily running.

Hill also placed first in the 74th Boston Marathon and won gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

IMAGE COURTESY OF AW VIA TWITTER

At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1972 Munich Olympics, he competed in the marathon.

Accrington-born Following his success on the track, Hill started the sports clothing firm Ronhill.

His death was confirmed by the corporation in a tweet: “We mourn the passing of British running icon Dr. Ron Hill M.B.E. with great grief today.

“Our founder, our inspiration, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a runner.

“We send our thoughts to May, Graham, Steve, and all the family at this time.”

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