Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Greta Waitz Dead at 57

Grete Waitz

Nine time winner of the New York City Marathon and 5-time a world cross country champion, Grete Waitz lost a 6 year battle with cancer on April 19. Grete also won silver at the 1984 Olympics behind Joan Benoit.

Some great photos here to remember Grete, who was a true ambassador to the sport of distance running. She will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. This is very sad for me. She was an incredible woman, and I will never forget her running with Leibotiwz in the NYC Marathon when he had brain cancer.

    God Speak Gretta.