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Grete Waitz


1953 Born in Oslo, Norway
1965 Joins Vidar Sports Club and participates in track and field
1969 Wins first national competition
1972 Competes in Olympic Games
1975 Marries Jack Waitz
1976 Competes in Olympic Games
1978 Wins the first of nine New York City Marathons
1979 Quits her teaching job to run full-time
1984 Competes in Olympic Games, wins silver medal in the marathon
1990 Retires from competition, becomes advocate of women's sports

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