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Joan Benoit Samuelson

Joan Benoit Samuelson1958 - Present. Freeport native, Joan Benoit Samuelson made history at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles as she raced to the gold medal in the inaugural women's marathon event. She has also won prestigious events such as the Boston Marathon and the Chicago Marathon and set the second fastest time ever posted by a woman in a marathon. Joan is currently working to establish a nationally prominent road race in Maine. For information visit http://www.uma.edu/mwhof-jbenoitsamuelson.html