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Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Womens Marathon Highlights & Medal Ceremony – USA Joan Benoit


This video provides highlights of the 1st ever women’s marathon in Olympics competition at the Los Angeles Games…..showing the strategy that USA Joan Benoit used to defeat Greta Weiss….who had never lost a marathon that she finished.

Also covered in this video is a nice piece on USA Olympic divers Pat and Kelly McCormick…..the medal winning mother and daughter…..who competed some 28 year apart.

The McCormick piece is followed by the women’s marathon medal celebration…..where Joan Benoit receives her gold medal.


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