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Samuelson, Joan Benoit

(1957–  ) marathon runner; born in Portland, Maine. After winning the Boston marathon twice (1979, 1983), she won the first ever women's Olympic marathon at the 1984 Games.
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Sentimental favorite Joan Benoit Samuelson finished 13th.
As footage of his 1978 entrance into Fenway was shown on Fenway's big screen, McGillivray ran onto the field, and was met by two Jimmy Fund clinic cancer patients who ran with him from the green monster to home plate where he was welcomed by family and friends, including Olympic Gold Medalist and marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson who ran the last 10 miles of the marathon course with him.
Sauriol and husband Paul of Millbury, MA, Joan Benoit and husband Jack of Paxton, MA, Sandra Rembieszewski of Millbury, MA; brothers, Robert E.
Originally inspired by the 20th anniversary of Joan Benoit Samuelson's historic gold medal win in the first all-women's marathon at the 1984 Olympics, the one-of-a-kind marathon champions women's sports and encourages everyone to "Run Together" for a good cause.
Bowdoin's roster of distinguished alumni includes Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, polar explorer Robert Peary, researcher Alfred Kinsey, Olympic champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell and Secretary of Defense William Cohen.
Tune is the youngest female champion here since Joan Benoit donned the laurel wreath in 1979 as a 21-year-old undergrad at Bowdoin.
Maureen, 47, ran cross country as a junior at Holy Name, but it was the image of Joan Benoit winning 1984 Olympic marathon gold that hooked her onto running for good.
The Nike Women's Marathon was inspired by the 20th anniversary of Joan Benoit Samuelson's historic gold medal win in the first all-women's marathon at the 1984 Olympics.
Joan Benoit Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic Marathon champion, will try to qualify for the Atlanta Games next month in the U.
This summer, Ellis, a good student and member of the National Honor Society, attended the Newport Running Camp and was inspired by a presentation by former Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson.
Running legend Joan Benoit Samuelson and CSI: Miami actress Emily Procter will serve as ambassadors for the Nike 26.