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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.
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.