Joan Benoit (b. 1957) is a marathon runner. Sh…

Joan Benoit (b. 1957) is a marathon runner. She has won several marathons and set world records in the sport.

She won the Boston Marathon twice, and her second time was the fastest ever by an American woman, a record unbroken for 28 years. She won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics on the first occasion that the women’s marathon was introduced at the Games.