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Grete Waitz Biography - A Norwegian Tradition, Competes In 1972 Olympics, Competes In 1976 Olympics, Wins New York City Marathon - CONTACT INFORMATION

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Norwegian marathon runner

Distance runner Grete Waitz has set world records in the 3,000 meter, 8 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 15 kilometer, 10 mile, and the marathon. She was the first woman to run a marathon in under 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the first female world champion in the marathon. She has won the New York City Marathon nine times.


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