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Marilyn Bevans

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Nationality  American
Events  Marathon
Name  Marilyn Bevans
Sport  Long-distance running

Marilyn Bevans Marilyn Bevans Trail Blazer NBMA

Born  August 27, 1948 (age 67) (1948-08-27) Baltimore, Maryland

Personal best(s)  Marathon: 2:49:56

Marilyn Bevans


Marilyn Bevans was the first sub-three-hour, African-American female marathoner, and the first national-class black female American marathoner. She came in second place at the 1973 Maryland Marathon with a time of 3:31:45, and again came in second at the 1977 Boston Marathon, where she ran 2:51:12. In 1977, she was ranked as the 10th fastest female marathoner in the world by Track & Field News. Her personal best came in 1979, when she ran 2:49:56 at the 1979 Boston Marathon. From 2013, her occupation included being a mid-distance and long-distance running coach at Baltimore's Perry Hall High School. She has been named All-Metro Coach of the Year twice.

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Bevans was inducted into the National Black Marathoners Association's Distance Runner Hall of Fame in 2013, as part of their first class of inductees. She was also named as one of the 2014 Heroes of Running by Runner's World.

She has a BS in education from Morgan State University, and MA, MS Degrees in Curriculum Development from Springfield College.

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Marilyn Bevans Wikipedia


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