Randall’s Island Sports Foundation is saddened by the lost of a true friend, Grete Waitz. Grete was a nine (9) time winner of the New York City Marathon between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. She also won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helesinki, Finland. She was also a member of the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation Hall of Fame and a long time supporter of Icahn Stadium. To the right is a picture of Grete and RISF Trustees at the rededication of the Discus Thrower statue on Randall’s Island in 1999. Below is Grete winning the 1983 NYC marathon.
To read more about Grete’s amazing life and accomplishments please visit the April 19, 2010 New York Times article.