Today marks the far too soon passing of a running icon - Grete Waitz. She embodied everything that is great about running and inspired those around her. We'll let this New York Times article do the talking, but we'll leave you with this comment from George Hirsch, chairman of the New York Road Runners:
"Every sport should have a true champion like Grete, a woman with such dignity and humanity and modesty. New York adopted her as one of its true heroes, but unlike so many sports champions, Grete was down to earth... She symbolized what was so great about the community of marathoners."