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Until 1984, the Olympic program for women did not include running events longer than 1,500 meters, in part because of the outdated belief that they were too “fragile” for such distances. In the inaugural women’s marathon, Joan Benoit put an end to such talk as she raced away from her chief rival, Norway’s Grete Waitz. Spectators lined the 26.2-mile route to cheer on the competitors, the exception being a three-mile stretch along the Marino Freeway that was closed to the public.
Joan is featured as one of the congratulatory voices on the Nike+iPod.
  1. coolchicksfromhistory:

    Until 1984, the Olympic program for women did not include running events longer than 1,500 meters, in part because of the outdated belief that they were too “fragile” for such distances. In the inaugural women’s marathon, Joan Benoit put an end to such talk as she raced away from her chief rival, Norway’s Grete Waitz. Spectators lined the 26.2-mile route to cheer on the competitors, the exception being a three-mile stretch along the Marino Freeway that was closed to the public.

    Joan is featured as one of the congratulatory voices on the Nike+iPod.

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    I remember the last time I ran a marathon and my uterus fell out. Ah, memories. Sweet, sweet memories.
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    JOAN BENOIT SAMUELSON. One of Bowdoin’s most legendary graduates! ::salute::
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