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Interview: Culpepper’s Boston Marathon 4th place finish

In last week’s Boston Marathon, Alan Culpepper finished fourth in the best performance by an American male at Boston since Dave Gordon’s fourth place in 1987. In 2002 Alan tied Alberto Salazaar’s American best for a marathon debut. He won the Olympic Trials and competed in Athens with a very respectable 12th place overall finish. Boston marked Alan’s fourth competition in the marathon.

Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers makes their move in the 1978 Boston Marathon as they pass through Natick, Massachusetts.

Rodgers, Shorter Meet Again in Boulder

In a roundabout way, Bill Rodgers is partly responsible for the creation of the Bolder Boulder, the annual Memorial Day 10K race run through the streets of Boulder. That is because it was the highly visible rivalry between Rodgers and Boulder’s Frank Shorter that helped