Carrie chats with one of her all-time heroes Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Stephen Lane, author of the book “Long Run to Glory!” They chat about his book detailing the 1984 Olympic Marathon, Joan’s role in fighting for women’s sports, how she dealt with the pressure, her injury leading up to the trials, her thoughts during the race, winning Olympic Gold on home soil, the upcoming 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials, and so much more!
Recorded January 17, 2024
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Stephen Lane is the meet director for the Adrian Martinez Classic, coached track and field and cross-country for 25 years, and teaches social studies at Concord-Carlisle High School, in Concord MA. He has written about running and education for Cognoscenti, Podium Runner, and Techniques Magazine. He is also the author of No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses.
Joan Benoit Samuelson
Joan Benoit Samuelson is the winner of the first Olympic women’s marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, and set the world marathon record of 2:22.43 at the 1983 Boston Marathon. She is also the founder of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, which takes place every August in her hometown of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She is still racing: in 2022, she won her age group at the TCS London Marathon, running 3:20.20.