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Grete Waitz Biography

A Norwegian Tradition, Competes In 1972 Olympics, Competes In 1976 Olympics, Wins New York City MarathonCONTACT INFORMATION

1953-

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: 3448 NW 104th Way, Gainesville, FL 32606.

Sketch by Kelly Winters

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