Celebrating the life of Grete Waitz 1953-2011

I woke up to a shock yesterday when I read the news before heading of to work, Grete Waitz was dead, after struggeling with cancer for 6 years.

Grete Waitz has her own statue in the Norwegian pavilion in Epcot, and I decided to honor her memory by buying some flowers on her statue.

Grete Waitz is one of the most famous Norwegians in USA. She meant a lot for women and womens sport, showing the world that women also could do great things. She still has the record of 1500 and 3000 meters back in Norway. She won the New York Marathon 9 times. She won 33 Norwegian championships. She won 6 World Championships. She won a silver medal in the Olympic Games. She won 2 London Marathons. She won 7 Kings Awards in Norway.

There is only two statues of Grete Waitz in the world, one is outside Bislett Stadion and the other is here in the Norwegian pavilion.

Further on, we will continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Grete Waitz in the Norwegian pavilion with deep pride, RIP.


Om Alexander Sjursæther

This is a blog about my life as a Cultural Representative at the Norwegian Pavillion in Epcot 2011.
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