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Marathon great Grete Waitz dies of cancer at 57

OSLO, Norway --- Grete Waitz had never run a marathon before the New York City race in October 1978. After it, her name and New York would be forever linked...
Peachtree: Last year's winners finish first again

...The last time was in 1981 when Craig Virgin finished first for a third straight year. In the women's competition, Grete Waitz won back-to-back races in 1985-86. This year among men, Kahlid Khannouchi of Morrocco finished second in 27...
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Laid-back Armstrong ready for new challenges

...After a 15-minute interview, he heads over to a news conference at which nine-time New York City Marathon winner Grete Waitz says Armstrong has been a huge inspiration in her ongoing cancer fight. Though his life is very public - "anyone with...
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Sports digest

...Washington Redskins in overtime, 44-38. 1986 Gianni Poli of Italy wins the New York Marathon in 2:11:06 and Grete Waitz of Norway wins her eighth title in 2:28:06. 1990 Beach Towel becomes the first harness horse in history to win...
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Overtime: S.I.S.C. Spring Championship

...Boise State Pavilion. RUNNING: Clarence DeMar, winner of the Boston Marathon a record seven times, and Norway's Grete Waitz, women's champion of the New York City Marathon nine times, have been elected to the National Distance Running Hall...
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A gift of life, and a race to run

...he plans to run slowly, with his doctor, his physical therapist and two Norwegian champions -- former marathoner Grete Waitz and Johann Olav Koss, an Olympic gold medalist speedskater. "I hope I will survive," he said with a slightly wheezing...
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