Grete Waitz won the NYC marathon a record 9 times. Sadly she just passed away.  Here she is running with Fred Lebow, the NYC Marathon founder.

Grete Waitz was dubbed the Queen of the road after her amazing record. Its sad that both Fred and now Grete succumbed to Cancer. She was just 57.

Two years after this run, Fred died from remission of brain cancer. He was 62.

Though Fred and Grete are NYC’s  running legends, Grete was from Norweigh and Fred was born in Romania.

What an amazing achievement by both of them.