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Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz - Oslo, Norway - Sep 23, 2009 (credit: ROALD BERIT/AFP/Getty Images)

2011 New York City Marathon Dedicated To Grete Waitz

Champion marathon runner Grete Waitz was a constant presence on the first weekend in November in Yew York City.

11/03/2011

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Ann Liguori: Grete Waitz – A True Hero

Grete 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.

WFAN–04/19/2011

Norwegian runner Grete Waitz of Norway competing in the New York Marathon, 28th October 1984. Waitz won the women's race with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 30 seconds. (credit: David Cannon/Getty Images)

9-Time NYC Marathon Winner Grete Waitz Dies At 57

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.

WFAN–04/19/2011