Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson teamed...
Olympic marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson teamed with Jeff Drenth of Eugene, Ore., to win the Trevira Twosome road race in New York’s Central Park in the combined time of 1 hour 41 minutes 7 seconds.
Samuelson’s time of 53:18 for the 10 miles equaled her American record and topped the meet record of 53:19 set last year by Grete Waitz of Norway.
Drenth was fourth among the men in 47:49.
Jim Ryun, former world record-holder in the mile, dropped out with a pulled calf muscle after four miles in his first 10-mile road race. He had been teamed with Jan Merrill of New London, Conn.