Joan "Joanie" Benoit-Samuelson. Won the 1979 Boston Marathon at age 22. Won it again in 1983 with the world-record time of 2:22:43. She won gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics in the first ever women's Olympic marathon.
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You may find your passion in unusual places.... April Holmes, Paralympic gold medalist in the 100-meter dash. In 2001, at age 27, the former college track star lost her left leg from the knee down in a train accident.