1957 - Born on May 16th in Cape, Elizabeth, Maine.
1979 - She entered Boston Marathon and won the women's division.
1984 - Won a gold medal in the Summer Olympics women's marathon held at Los Angeles.
- Hailed as the first champion in women's Olympic marathon.
1985 - Winner in the Chicago marathon.
- Recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award.
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