Joan Benoit

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Birthday
16, 1957
Birthplace
Maine
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1957 (age 63)
Birthplace
Maine

About

Marathon runner who won a gold medal in the inaugural women's marathon event at the 1984 Olympics.

Before Fame

She began running long-distance as means to rehab a broken leg, and went on to race at Bowdoin College and North Carolina State.

Trivia

She held the world record for the women's marathon for two years, from April 18, 1983, until April 21, 1985.

Family Life

She raised two children with her husband Scott Samuelson.

Associated With

She joined Lance Armstrong as a motivational and congratulatory voice on the Nike + iPod system.