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Joan Benoit Samuelson

Awards And Accomplishments

1979 Breaks women's record during first-place win at Boston Marathon.
1984 First place in U.S. women's Olympic marathon trials.
1984 Gold medal for record-breaking finish at women's marathon, Summer Olympics.
1984 Named among Ms. magazine's women of the year.
1984 Co-recipient, Women's Sports Foundation amateur sportswoman of the year award.
1985 Vitalis Award for sports excellence.
1985 Clocks record time of 2:21:21 at Chicago's America's Marathon.
1986 Sullivan Award for best amateur athlete in the United States from Amateur Athletic Union.
1994 2:37:09 finish at Chicago Marathon qualifies her for Olympic trials.
2000 Places in top ten in Olympic Trials, her 25th career marathon.

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