Joan Benoit Samuelson:: building on storybook career

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Joan Benoit Samuelson:: building on storybook career

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed May 10, 2017 5:49 am

Samuelson to be honored at prestigious track meet

... Having won the first Olympic marathon contested for women in 1984, Joan Benoit Samuelson has been an important figure in the growth and the success of women’s running.

Now, the Freeport native will be recognized at one of the country’s most prestigious track and field invitationals.

Samuelson, the founder of the Beach to Beacon 10K, will be honored on May 26 at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon. The event will be called “Joan Benoit Samuelson Night,” according to a statement released Tuesday.

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/05/09/s ... rack-meet/
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Re: Joan Benoit Samuelson::

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:14 am

Humility helps Maine running legend continue building on storybook career

...Her hall of fame resume is one of triumph and perseverance, but perhaps her most redeeming quality is her laid-back demeanor.

“It’s a work in progress,” the humble Samuelson said of her storybook career on a recent sun-splashed day at Fort Williams Park, site of the finish of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Aug. 5.

Samuelson’s accomplishments include winning the gold medal in the first Olympic marathon for women, two Boston Marathon victories (1979, 1983), marathon triumphs in New Zealand (1980) and Chicago (1985), multiple hall of fame inductions and founding a premier 10-kilometer road race.

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/07/29/s ... ok-career/
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