Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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.