Joan Benoit Samuelson will be speaking at the Maine Running Company on Thursday evening, November 15th. She will be talking about race preparation, training up here in Maine, and will host a general Q & A session.

Joannie was the first women’s Olympic Marathon gold medalist in 1984, has won the Boston Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon once. She is the founder of the Beach to Beacon 10k, which is one of the most popular races here in Maine and never fails to bring in world class talent year after year.

Joannie will be running the women’s Olympic Marathon Trials in April on the day before the Boston Marathon this year when she is almost 51 years old. She is looking to finish her marathoning where she began it, and to go under 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Joannie will be speaking from 7:00 until 8:00 on Thursday evening. If you are in the area, you should stop in. The Maine Running Company is located on Forest Avenue in Portland, Maine.