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JOAN BENOIT OF THE USA WNNIER OF

1984: Joan Benoit of the USA carries an American flag as she takes a victory lap around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum following her gold medal performance in the first ever women's Olympic marathon race at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games held in LosAngeles, California. The emancipation of women has been slow - many would say too slow, but in the past decade the number of women has increased sharply. One significant milestone in this adjustment came in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles when Benoit became the first Olympic champion in the event. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport


1/1/1984 12:00:00 AM

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