Crossing the Finish Line: Winning the Battle for Equality in the Women’s Olympic Marathon
On August 5, 1984, history was made as Joan Benoit dashed into the LA Memorial Coliseum to the sound of deafening applause. She was the deserving winner of the first Women’s Olympic Marathon, but her victory, and the event itself, was decades in the making. During Women’s History Month and ahead of the 2017 LA Marathon, LA84 documented the fight for equality in women’s distance running and the road to gender equality in the Olympic Games.
A special multimedia presentation: https://spark.adobe.com/page/aLcPZ0qo7rgoY/
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