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Could U.S. women break Kenya's hold on Boston Marathon?

...Boston Marathon was dubbed "Joanie's Record Run": Joan Benoit shattered the world record and set a course record she...ceremony to honor him and his co-winner, now known as Joan Benoit Samuelson. "I feel like Billy (Rodgers) passed it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/21/oth_370356.shtml
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Come back this weekend to see who won our contest

...Olympic Rings? Blue Yellow Orange Black 3. In 1984, women competed in this event for the first time. The winner was Joan Benoit. What was the event? Marathon Wrestling Judo Hammer Throw 6. Mack Robinson, the older brother of Jackie Robinson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/07/14/oly_198936.shtml
Olympics
Jifar, Okayo break records in marathon dedicated to Sept. 11

...was very moving. Every time I went by a firehouse, I couldn't help but tip my hat," said 1984 Olympic champion Joan Benoit Samuelson, ninth among U.S. women and 21st overall. "The crowds were thicker than I can recall being along First...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/05/oth_324274.shtml
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Locals post solid times at Boston Marathon

...finished 966th overall out of nearly 27,000 entrants.Mussetter said he ran a large portion of the race alongside Joan Benoit, the American marathoner who set a world record when she won in Boston in 1983.He said the tailwind was a huge help...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-04-18/locals-post-solid-times-boston-ma
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Kenyan sets mark in Boston Marathon, but won't keep it

...Boston course from a world record, it does list Cheruiyot's time in last year's race among the best times of 2010. Joan Benoit's 2:22:53 was considered a women's record in 1983, though that was before the IAAF refined its rules.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-04-18/kenyan-sets-mark-boston-marathon-
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Marathon great Grete Waitz dies of cancer at 57

...gold medal at the inaugural world championships in 1983. A year later in Los Angeles, she took second behind American Joan Benoit in the first women's Olympic marathon.Her last victory in the New York Marathon came in 1988.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-04-19/marathon-great-grete-waitz-dies-c
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Laid-back Armstrong ready for new challenges

...Still, he's confident he'll finish the marathon, paced by retired distance-running greats Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Hicham El Guerrouj. "I don't want to say there's no question I'll finish, but I can always crawl...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/05/oth_103309.shtml
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Marathoners hope for win in New York

...first American woman to finish in the top three since Joan Benoit won gold in 1984. But the real shock was Keflezighi...first American runner to win a medal in the event since Joan Benoit took gold in 1984.... Third in 2003 London Marathon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/05/oth_433558.shtml
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Gatlin wins Olympic 100 in 9.85; Greene third

...course that gave the race its name. Deena Kastor was third, giving the United States its first marathon medal since Joan Benoit's gold in Los Angeles 20 years ago. Two Swedish men won gold medals in field events. Stefan Holm won the high jump...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/23/oly_426207.shtml
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Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot wins 107th Boston Marathon

...Back Bay at the finish. The race marked the 20th anniversary of "Joannie's record run," the 1983 race in which Joan Benoit shattered the world record and Greg Meyer took the men's race for an American sweep. No U.S. man has won since...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/22/oth_370448.shtml
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