Oct 1, 2011

Grete Waitz Google Doodle

Oct 1 - Google celebrates Grete Waitz's Birthday.

Top 5 facts about Grete Waitz:

1. She was born on 1 October 1953 in Oslo.

2. She was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder.

3. Waitz won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. 

4. She also won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki.

5. Waitz died of cancer on 19 April 2011, aged 57. The Norwegian government later announced she would be buried with government honour at state expense, the sixth woman in Norwegian history to be given this honor. (Wikipedia)

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