It was a pleasure to host my running coach Dr. Bill Pierce, who motivated and guided me to BQ in 2012-13, during his visit to Bangalore on 26th August. Bill was brought on his maiden trip to India by Hyderabad Runners as the event ambassador for Airtel Hyderabad marathon on 24rth August 2014.
Bill is professor and chair of the Health Sciences Department, at Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. He is co-founder of the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST). FIRST promotes running as a healthy physical activity by providing training based on scientific principles and research. Bill, now 64 years of age, ran his first marathon in 1977 and to date, he has completed 40 marathons. He also has the distinction of having run the Boston Marathon in five different decades – 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s – the last time being when he was in his sixties.