The British marathoner and founder of Ron Hill Sports passed away over the weekend
British Olympian and sportswear innovator Dr Ron Hill MBE has died aged 82.
Hill was an icon to many in the running world, setting a record run streak of 52 years and 39 days by tackling at least a mile a day for over half of his life – a record that still stands today.
He was the second man to break the 2 hour and 10 minute mark in a marathon, with a personal best time of 2:09:28, and became the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon in 1970.
The company confirmed his passing on social media yesterday with the following statement:
“It is with immense sadness we today mourn the passing of British running legend Dr. Ron Hill M.B.E. 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.”
You can find tributes to the runner, innovator and British icon here.