Grete Waitz was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, at the New York City Marathon, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. Won nine Norway marathons and five gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships.
|Born:||October 1, 1953 in Oslo, Norway|
|Died:||April 19, 2011 in Oslo, Norway|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.73 m)|
|Siblings:||Jan Andersen, Arild Andersen|
|Profession:||Long-distance runner, Athletics|