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One of the all-time great British marathon runners, Ron Hill, has passed away at the age of 82.

He was a European and Commonwealth Games champion and was the first runner from Great Britain to win the Boston Marathon in 1970. His Boston 2:10:30 performance took three minutes off the course record. Hill also won gold during the 1969 European Championships marathon.

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He is famously known for running everyday between the dates of Dec. 20 1964 to Jan 2017, over 52 years and 39 days without a day off.

He was just the second runner to break the 2:10 benchmark.

He competed in the 10,000m at the 1968 Mexico Olympics. He held world records at 10 miles, 15 miles, and 25 kilometres.

He was a Clayton-le-Moors Harriers member.