Victoria Zona, Channel Sales Director, Raritan
Grete Waitz. She is a Norwegian runner who won the NYC marathon nine times -- more than any other woman. She did this back when marathoners made very little money, and women marathoners even less. The sheer tenacity, planning and preparation it takes to train just to complete a marathon, let alone win what is considered the most prestigious marathon in the world nine times, is amazing. After her success in marathons she went on to give to others using her fame to promote the Special Olympics and Cancer Charities. She passed away in 2011 of cancer at 57.