Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79 ‘Grande Dame’ of Beach to Beacon Road Race (Portland Press Herald)

Olympic gold medal winner and College trustee Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79, founder of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race, prepares for the 13th running of what’s been called a world-class event Saturday in her native Cape Elizabeth, Maine, with a field of 6,000 runners from 41 states and 17 countries.