Cincinnati Running History Blog
Bob and I were running against each other more than 50 years ago. He was at Cincinnati Elder HS, and I was at Dayton Belmont HS. Bob ran track at U. of Cincinnati and became famous in UC history by appearing in their yearbook running side by side with Bob Schul when Bob was running for Miami. How long they were together is not important. After UC days Bob and his wife moved out to the Mountain View, CA area where he worked for Runners World before migrating back to Cincinnati. If you grew up in that town there is a strong call to return to your roots. Bob ended up having one of the most successful independently owned running stores in the US, Bob Roncker's Running Spot. He's been heavily involved in the running community since day one of the running boom, and that community has been fiercely loyal to Bob over the years. He's now retired and since he has little else to do, other than travel around the country and the world watching track meets, he started his blog, so there would be a permanent memory of what has been accomplished in the Cincinnati running world.
Good reading to all of you. George