Life Lessons from Running Legend Joan Benoit Samuelson
The Olympic marathon champ—who hopes to become the first woman over 60 to run a sub-3-hour marathon this fall—shares her hard-fought wisdom
Martin Fritz Huber May 24, 2017
Last week, women’s running pioneer Joan Benoit Samuelson celebrated her 60th birthday. A few days later, she ran the Sugarloaf Marathon in her home state of Maine in 3:12:21, winning her age group by a margin of more than seventy minutes. The 1984 Olympic marathon gold medalist now has her sights on the Chicago Marathon in October, where she hopes to become the first woman over 60 to run a sub-3-hour marathon. We wouldn’t bet against her...
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