FILE -0- In a Nov. 3, 1994 file photo nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon Grete Waitz adjusts her wreath during a 25th anniversary reunion of past winners of the race in New York. Waitz died Tuesday April 19, 2011 after a six-year battle with cancer, Norway's athletics federation said. She was 57. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)
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FILE -0- In a Nov. 3, 1994 file photo nine-time winner of the New York City Marathon Grete Waitz adjusts her wreath during a 25th anniversary reunion of past winners of the race in New York. Waitz died Tuesday April 19, 2011 after a six-year battle with cancer, Norway's athletics federation said. She was 57. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

Marathonlegende Grete Waitz overleden

OSLO - De Noorse marathonlegende Grete Waitz is op 57-jarige leeftijd overleden. Dat meldde dinsdag de Noorse nieuwszender NRK. Waitz leed al sinds 2005 aan kanker. De in Oslo geboren atlete geldt als pionier op de langste afstand. Ze veroverde in 1983 in Helsinki de eerste wereldtitel bij de vrouwen.