American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Waitz, Greta Born 1953. Norwegian distance runner who won the New York Marathon nine times (1978-1980, 1982-1986, and 1988) and won a silver medal in the first Olympic marathon for women (1984).
“Lebow and Waitz famously ran the race together in 1992, when Lebow's cancer was in remission.”
“Fred Lebow, the race's architect, and Greta Waitz, a nine-time women's champion, will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame as its inaugural class, NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg announced Thursday.”
“In her memory, organizers decided to break with tradition and invite eight men who had close ties to the great Norwegian marathoner, including her husband, Jack Waitz, and an older brother, Jan Andersen.”
“This year's race is dedicated to another great, Grete Waitz, a five-time Mini winner, who succumbed to cancer on April 19 at age 57.”
“As I was cooling down, an older runner and TNT alumni came up next to me and talked to me about my training, offered me tips, asked about my fundraising and told me a great little story about randomly running in the park with marathon great Grete Waitz.”
“Indeed, his own countrymen have been on the whole first somewhat tardy, and then somewhat sparing, in their appreciation of one whose signal services to the Monumenta Germaniae had already before 1879 won the personal recognition of Mommsen, Waitz, Wattenbach and the whole group of distinguished men then associated in the production of that great work.”
“And seemingly every year, I would interview the gracious winner, Grete Waitz.”
“And thousands would come out every year to see Grete Waitz win over and over again -- nine times!”
“Grete Waitz, a Norwegian athlete who shocked the running community by setting a world record in her first marathon in New York City in 1978, died in Oslo on Tuesday at the age of 57.”
“ASSOCIATED PRESS Grete Waitz running during the Trevira twosome race on April 27, 1985.”
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