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Remember Hardrock?


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Paul James “Hardrock” Simpson was born on September 2, 1904, in Guilford County. During his lifetime he ran over 160,000 miles and became a running icon. Hardrock began running as a high-school athlete in 1927. By 1934, he had run across the United States twice and had won the $1,000 Montreal-Quebec and return race. A graduate of Elon College, Hardrock worked as a postal carrier. He ran his entire life and spent each birthday running as many miles as he was old.
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