This Marathon man set the bar

Updated: August 29, 2004, 12:13 PM ET
By Brian Church | Special to ESPN Insider
ATHENS, Greece -- Go to a bar Sunday and watch Kenya's world record holder Paul Tergat chase gold as the Olympic marathon returns home to Greece.

And during the race, try telling the guy drinking next to you: "Hey buddy, I hold the all-time course record for the Athens marathon."

Bill Adcocks, from Coventry, central England, has no doubt what any drinker next to him would say in such a situation.