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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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The Prefontaine Classic track and field meet began with Joan Benoit Samuelson Night on Friday, and Dibaba's attempt to break her sister Tirunesh Dibaba's nine-year-old record of 14 minutes, 11.
Consider Nike Beautiful X the closest thing to being Joan Benoit Samuelson (who won gold in 1984 when women were first allowed to run the marathon in the Los Angeles Olympics).
Past champions include: Meb Keflezighi, Greg Meyer, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot, and Roberta 'Bobbi' Gibb will join Uta Pippig, Dick and Rick Hoyt, Ryan Hall, Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden and Amy Cragg.
It's the 30th anniversary of the last American woman to win here with Lisa,'' said Joan Benoit Samuelson, the Boston winner in 1979 and '83 and champion of Olympic gold in '84, "so I would live to see Shalane or Desiree or Amy take the laurels.
Several former winners are also taking part on Monday, including America's Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won in 1979 and 1983.
8220;We were very pleased with the success of the first Great Falls Fitness Seminar, featuring Joan Benoit and we believe Rebecca's passion for cycling and general health and wellness will help build on that success.
Athlete Joan Benoit scored which historic milestone in 1984?
The spot was shot by Mark Romanek and features the marathon runner Joan Benoit, the boxer Maria Esparaza and the basketball stars Lisa Leslie and Diana Taurasi revealing how as children they overcame obstacles to pursue their passions.
Women's growth in marathoning began with Joan Benoit (Samuelson).
Joan Benoit Samuelson isn't looking to rekindle memories of her victory in the inaugural women's marathon in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics when she runs in the Keep L.
Thanks to support from Nike, 1984 Olympic Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Samuelson flew down from snowy Maine to lead the Fun Run with Governor Huckabee.
I thought of Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the first Olympic women's marathon, as she surged across the finish line in August, 1984.