A Legend…


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If you have never watched this video, you must (with tissues nearby):

Joan Benoit 1984 

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?

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