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More than Cricket and FootballInternational Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity$
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Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496809889

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001

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Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz

The Art of Hurrying Slowly

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(p.204) Grete Waitz
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More than Cricket and Football
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Theresa Walton-Fisette

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0011

Grete Waitz of Norway is marathon running’s first female star. Waitz had trained as a distance runner and found success at various distances before turning her attention to the longer race. Her first marathon race was the famous New York City marathon and expectations for her were low. It was surprising to herself and others when she won her first marathon race. Eventually, Waitz won the NYC marathon nine times and helped establish a foothold for women in the long distance event.

Keywords:   Marathon, Long distance, New York City Marathon, Gender, Calm

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