I found out I could do it [running] anywhere and anytime, didn’t have to wait for snow; I didn’t have to leave a carbon footprint behind and I could just go out and run. I just loved to run and I challenged myself with longer and longer distances every time I went out to run. –Joan Benoit Samuelson, (Interview with Nicki Miller, competitor.com, 8/6/14)
See Joan Run
Joanie is running a very unusual race…It kinda flies in the face of marathon wisdom of the past, of the way most top competitors compete, but Joanie is her own woman. –Bill Rodgers, marathoner and ABC Sports commentator.