The day before the Boston Marathon, two marathon giants met off Boylston Street.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon and the first Olympic women’s marathon champion, introduced herself to Mariko Yugeta, the first woman older than 60 to run a marathon in under three hours.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.