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