The first women's Olympic marathon was held in Los Angeles in 1984; the winner was Joan Benoit of the USA.
That was the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Joan Benoit of the United States won the gold medal.
1984 in LA
Joan Benoit won the first ever Olympic Women's Marathon held in Los Angeles in 1984 with a time of 2:24:52.
Who was the first women olypic marathon runner
Water Polo is a sport which has been contested in every Olympic Games since the 1900 Summer Olympic Games in Paris - and will be contested again in 2012.
The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris.
the first olympic games were in greece. the marathon also originated in greece.
the olympic marathon length was first established in 1897 the day of Jessie James's death
As far as the Modern Olympics go, the first men's marathon was at the 1896 Games in Athens and the first women's marathon was at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.