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Grete Waitz

Cool Controlled Grace

"I knew I was out of my league and hadn't trained properly. Finally, exhausted and hurting, I crossed the finish line. Immediately, I was swarmed by the media, pushing microphones and cameras in my face. I didn't understand what they were saying and tried to run away from them…. I had no idea that I had set a course and world record."

Source: Waitz, Greta, First Marathons, edited by Gail Waesche Kislevitz, Breakaway Books, 1999.

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