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When was the first women’s marathon in the 1984 Olympics?
The Games of the XXIII Olympiad: Los Angeles, 1984. With the promise of the first ever women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984, Benoit hoped to be in her best shape ever so she could make a run for the gold. As she lined up for the start of the Olympic race, though, Benoit felt lucky to be in the field at all.
What year did Joan Benoit win the marathon at the Olympics?
1984 Olympics First Women鈥檚 Marathon August 5, 1984. Joan Benoit was the winner of the the gold medal in the marathon at the 1984 Olympics.
Who was the first woman to run a marathon?
But, in March of 1896, Stamatis Rovithi became the first woman to run a marathon when she covered the proposed Olympic course from Marathon to Athens. The following month, a woman named Melpomene presented herself as an entrant in the Olympic Marathon. Race organizers denied her the opportunity to compete.
Who won the over-40 Olympic marathon at the 2014 Olympics?
[Editor鈥檚 Note: This story was originally published in 2014 for the 30th anniversary of Joan Benoit Samuelson鈥檚 Olympic win.] Roger Robinson Roger Robinson won the over-40, and set an over-50 record (2:28:01) at New York, and is author of the acclaimed When Running Made History.