BirthdayOctober 1, 1953
BirthplaceOslo, Norway

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Grete Waitz

    Full name: Grete Waitz
    Also known as: Grete Waitz, Waitz, Grete
    Professions: Norwegian long-distance runner
    Nationality: Norwegian

  2. Grete Waitz Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 19th of April, 2011 (Age: 57)

  3. Grete Waitz Biography

    Grete Waitz (née Andersen, 1 October 1953 – 19 April 2011) was a Norwegian marathon runner and former world record holder. In 1979, she became the first woman in history to run the marathon in under two and a half hours. She won nine New York City Marathons between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. She won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki. Her other marathon victories included winning the London Marathon in 1983 and 1986. She was also a five-time winner of the World Cross Country Championships.

  4. Grete Waitz Family

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