LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Former Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson has broken the U.S. women’s indoor 3,000-meter record for runners 50 and older.

Running in her first competitive track meet in six years, the 51-year-old clocked 10 minutes, 22.69 seconds on Friday at the USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships. She lowered the record of 10:23.84 set by Kathryn Martin of Northport, N.Y.

The 57-year-old Martin finished second on Friday.

Benoit Samuelson said she didn’t prepare much for the race and might run more competitive events.

The resident of Freeport, Maine, won the inaugural Olympic women’s marathon.

at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.


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