Thursday, April 28, 2011

Classic Sports Thursday

Last week, Grete Waitz, the Norwegian marathoner, lost her battle with cancer at 57. Having run the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k (she won in 1989), and won nine ING New York City Marathons, we remember the life of a pioneer in women's distance running.

From the BBC, inaugural IAAF World Championships women's marathon.

From the New York Road Runners Club.

Finished second in Los Angeles, in a historic marathon (and the lady who beat her is still turning times in the 2:40 range in her 50's).
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