Joan Benoit Samuelson Career Highlights

Samuelson and the late Grete Waitz of Norway, two of the greatest women marathoners in history, pose at the 2005 New York City Marathon. Waitz won nine New York City Marathon titles between 1978-1988. Samuelson won gold and Waitz took silver in the 1984 Olympic marathon. A year earlier at the London Marathon, Waitz had set a new world best time in the marathon of 2:25:28, but Samuelson shattered it the very next day with a 2:22:43 effort at the Boston Marathon. Photo:

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