Saturday, October 17, 2015

V 5 N. 94 Marianne Dickerson RIP

Marianne Dickerson, U. of Illinois alumna who won a silver medal in the marathon in the 1983 World Championships has passed away on October 14, 2015.    She was a native of St. Joseph, IL.
Her best time was  in the 1983 WC at 2 hours 31 min. and 9 sec. behind Greta Waitz who clocked 2hrs 28 min. 9 sec.  This was Marianne's only international race.  A running injury six weeks later would sideline her career and keep her out to the Los Angeles Olympics.

A descripition of that 1983 race and a bit of Marianne's life is described by Phil Hersch in this 1987 article from  The Chicago Tribune.
Marianne Dickerson

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