Joan Benoit Samuelson to run Boston Marathon


Been there, won that…

Bowdoin alum Joan Benoit Samuelson ‘79 announced that she will run the Boston Marathon for the first time since 1993 (she finished 6th, 2:35:43.)  Samuelson won the race twice, once in 1979 and once in 1983. In 1984 she finished first in the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon.

She is considered to be one of the best female athletes of the 20th century.

photo courtesy of Bowdoin.edu

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