2011 New York City Marathon Dedicated To Grete WaitzChampion marathon runner Grete Waitz was a constant presence on the first weekend in November in Yew York City.
Ann Liguori: Grete Waitz - A True HeroGrete Waitz WAS the NYC Marathon! And all of New York embraced this most humble, talented marathoner from Norway. How sad to hear that the 57-year-old succumbed to cancer, a disease she battled since 2005.
9-Time NYC Marathon Winner Grete Waitz Dies At 57Grete 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.