Joan Benoit Samuelson Recognized as NCAA's "40-in-40" Honoree

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - The NCAA has named Olympic gold medalist and repeat Boston Marathon winner Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 this week’s “40 in 40″ student-athlete.

During a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary, NCAA.org is publishing 40 weekly profiles of student-athletes who’ve attended member institutions during the past four decades.

The profile highlights not only Benoit Samuelson’s athletic accomplishments, but the ways in which she has given back — using her platform to champion a healthy environment, and founding the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, which supports a number of charities in her beloved home state of Maine. Read the profile.