Who are some famous marathon runners?
Gebrselassie is probably the most famous marathon and long-distance runner in the world. He owns several world and Olympic records for distance running going back to 1995 when he was 22. On the women’s side, Joan Benoit is one of the greatest female marathon runners; she set records for the Boston Marathon and won Olympic gold in Los Angeles in 1984. The New York City Marathon is a week-long event that with more than 100,000 applicants. The most famous running race in the world has its own television channel on which viewers can catch the race this year.