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Grete Waitz

Remembering Grete Waitz, the First Lady of the Marathon

David Willey | Posted 12.31.2011 | Sports
David Willey

In the days leading up to the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, countless runners will remember the woman who jumpstarted the women's running revolution three decades ago, and who supported and encouraged runners of all abilities until her death.

Grete Waitz Was a Hero and a True Inspiration

Ann Liguori | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports
Ann Liguori

Grete, in her own quiet and unassuming way, grabbed the hearts of marathon fans and inspired so many people all over the world with her will to win and her down-to-earth style.

9-Time NYC Marathon Winner Dies

AP | By NILS MYKLEBOST | Posted 06.19.2011 | Sports

OSLO, Norway -- Grete Waitz, a Norwegian runner who won nine New York City Marathons and the silver medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, has died a...

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Len Berman | Posted 06.20.2011 | New York
Len Berman

New York has seen its share of heroes from Ruth to Namath to Billie Jean. And in that pantheon of stars, Grete Waitz shines just as bright.