Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 Leads All-Time List (Chicago Tribune)

Joan Benoit '79 was a senior at the College when, wearing a Bowdoin singlet and a Red Sox cap, she crossed the finish line, winning the 1979 Boston Marathon in what was then a women's course-record of 2:35:15.


Running is on many minds and much in the news with yesterday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston.

“Picking the top U.S. women’s marathoner of all time is as easy as it was to pick the top man,” writes the Chicago Tribune‘s Olympic sports columnist Philip Hersh. “It’s Joan Benoit Samuelson, of course.”


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