Grete Waitz, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Grete Waitz

Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder

Date of Birth: 01-Oct-1953

Place of Birth: Oslo, Eastern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 19-Apr-2011

Profession: long-distance runner, athletics competitor, marathon runner

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Grete Waitz

  • Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder.
  • In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours.
  • She won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history.
  • She won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki.
  • Her other marathon victories included winning the London Marathon in 1983 and 1986.
  • She was also a five-time winner of the World Cross Country Championships. Waitz won 12 World Marathon Majors, the most for any runner.

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