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The First Woman To Win A Marathon In The Olympic Games

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Joan Benoit Samuelson of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, became the first woman to win a marathon in the Olympic Games. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she earned a gold medal. In 2000, she was inducted into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame. She returned to the circuit in April 2019 at the age of 61, finishing the Boston Marathon at 3:04.

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