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Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz  (Running.  Born, Oslo, Norway, Oct. 1, 1953; died, Oslo, Norway, April 19, 2011.)  When the New York City Marathon was run for the first time around Central Park, it was considered unusual for the time (1970) for women to be part of the entry field.  In fact, no woman finished that first race.  […]

Johnny Hayes

Johnny Hayes (Running.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 10, 1886; died, Englewood, NJ, Aug. 23, 1965.)  As a wiry 5’4” clerk at Bloomingdale’s, John Joseph Hayes was a dedicated runner attracted to marathons.  Hayes finished fifth in the 1906 Boston Marathon, moved up to third in 1907, and when the Yonkers Marathon was run for […]

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