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Lynn Petronella

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Birthday
17, 1954
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1954 (age 67)
Birthplace
New York

About

Retired world-class marathon runner who became a crusader for female athletes after her Olympic dreams were dashed due to the U.S.'s boycott of the 1980 Olympics. She went on to coach Joan Benoit, who won the first-ever Women's Olympic Marathon in 1984.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she began marathon training in the mid-70's.

Trivia

She is the founder and CEO of Athlettes Media LLC. as well as an author and producer. She wrote the book Know Where to Run: An American Odyssey.

Family Life

She is one of five children born to Horace and Rosemarie Petronella.

Associated With

She trained with Olympic gold medal-winning runner Frank Shorter.