Details: Grete Waitz was a pioneer of women's running. During a time when women were not allowed to compete in long distance races in the Olympics, in an era when a leading race director actually said: "I'm not prejudiced against women...they just can't run in my race." Grete showed the way by winning nine New York City Marathons and five World Cross Country Championships. She would compete in the first Women's Marathon in the Olympics and win a silver medal. This poster highlights how Grete broke barriers through undeniable excellence, setting eight world records and leaving no room for argument.