If you have never watched this video, you must (with tissues nearby):
Of course, I remember the 1984 Olympics in LA. I was actually in Israel at the time. No interest in running. I think I watched the gymnastics events only.
Joan qualified for the race 2 weeks after having knee surgery!!!
Then I started running. And Joan Benoit Samuelson has become my IDOL… She is in her 50s and she is STILL running. (Our birthdays are both in MAY too!)
I actually met and talked to her last June at the Freihofer Run for Women Expo. (I even got her autograph.)
I would love someday to run the Beach to Beacon 10k.
Happy Running! Who is your running idol or inspiration?