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Grete Waitz
  • Name: Grete Waitz
  • Born: 10/01/1953
  • Died: 04/19/2011 (57 years old)

Grete Waitz (neAndersen, 1 October 1953? 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. She won nine New York City Marathons, women’s division, between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. She won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki. Her other marathon victories included winning the London Marathon in 1983 and 1986. She was also a five-time winner of the World Cross Country Championships.

Alias: Grete Waitz

Birth Place: Oslo, Norway

Death Place: Oslo, Norway

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