August 11, 2022

IX: Running Your Own Race with Joan Benoit Samuelson

In this Episode

This is it, folks. The final episode of our limited, and dear Title IX series! This week, we have one of our favorite athletes and mentors on the podcast – Joan Benoit Samuelson. Joan was the winner of the very first women’s Olympic Marathon in the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Having come into the realm of sport at the exact time of the passing of Title IX, Joan reflects on what that did for her career – and how far we’ve come.

Interviewed by Joan’s family friend, Sarah True, the duo discuss what it means to run your own race. Joan pays homage to those women before her that made her win possible and gives us a run-through of that day back in 1984. Finally, she shares what it meant to her to have gained the title of the First Women’s Marathon Winner.

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