- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

BOSTON (AP) - Four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers returned to the race for the first time in a decade and finished in 3 hours, 59 minutes.

The 61-year-old prostate cancer survivor beat his goal of 4 hours.

Rodgers went for the over-50 record in 1999 but dropped out after Heartbreak Hill. He said he didn’t want his last marathon to be one he didn’t finish.

Rodgers won the race in 1975 and three consecutive years times from 1978-80.

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