Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday's Hero: Joanie Benoit Samuelson 1984 Olympic Marathon Champ (video)

In 1984 Joanie Benoit Samuelson (then Joanie Benoit) won the first ever Women's Olympic Marathon.She took the lead early and ran the majority of the race solo to the finish.

 In 2011, she is now 53 years old (or young, in her case). A recent article from CBC Boston talks about her recent Boston Marathon performance, in which she ran 2:51.29. A true inspiration to all.
 (photo courtesy of CBC Boston)

(Note: in 1983 she ran a world record of 2:22.43).
My Tuesday's hero is  Joanie Benoit Samuelson.

Happy running!


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Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Hello Meggan,

As you go into "race weekend", I wanted to stop by to say Good Luck! It IS an exciting time for you!

“There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment, with effort, what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you can’t. Yet, in your belief you’ll find the strength, you’ll find the ability, to do it anyway.” Ralph Marston

The race doesn't start until mile 20. Go out SLOW the first couple of miles, no matter how good you feel. Doing so, is so challenging, but makes for a MUCH better ending. Trust ME!

Most of all.....
Enjoy the Moment!
It will be an amazing day.