Ron became the first Briton to win the Boston Marathon in a record time of 2hrs 10mins 30 secs.
Ronhill brand founded
Later that year Ron officially founded the Ronhill brand.
To cap off a defining year for Ron, he won the Commonwealth Games marathon in Edinburgh in a new PB of 2hrs 9mins 28 secs.
Ground breaking products
Through his life as a world class distance runner, Ron developed the Split Racer Short and Mesh Vest, inspiring a new wave of design in running clothing
the world famous trackster is born
In 1972 Ron launched the Trackster - a functional running pant with heel stirrups that grew in popularity throughout the 70's and 80's.
Ron Hill Sports
With the business growing, Ron opened his first shop in Hyde, Cheshire.
Scotchlite reflective clothing
Ron introduced Scotchlite into a range of reflective running jackets and tights
New York and Boston
The popular New York and Boston ranges were launched.
London Marathon official kit
Ronhill produces the official kit for the London Marathon.
The Storm GOre tex jacket
Ron designed the Storm Jacket - a waterproof running jacket using Gore Tex.
Ronhill launch running shoes
The brand introduced a range of running shoes into the UK market.
Hilly is founded
After selling the Ronhill brand, Ron launched Hilly, producing running socks and accessories.
Twin Skin launch
The double layer sock was developed and launched and continues to be a runners favourite.
Ronhill launches the women's running category
Ronhill launches the Hi-viz collection using reflective fabrics for night time visibility.
World record for Dr Ron Hill
Ron celebrates 50 years of not missing a day's running and is recognised as a world record.
Ronhill launches the October challenge to mark Ron's world record.
Dr Ron Hill turns 80
Ron celebrated his 80th birthday.