Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grete Waitz, R. I. P.

Grete Waitz, nine-time winner of New York City Marathon and Olympic silver medalist, dies at 57: "Grete Waitz, the former Norwegian schoolteacher who became a world-class runner and won nine New York City Marathons, died Tuesday in Oslo after a long battle with cancer.

She was 57.

Waitz captured the first of her nine New York City Marathon titles in 1978, setting a world record in 2 hours, 32 minutes, 30 seconds in her first attempt at 26.2 miles."

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

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