RIP Grete Waitz

Sad news indeed. I had the pleasure of a 5 minutes conversation with her on Birdcage Walk as she was paralleling the London Marathon, running behind the crowd line. I can't recall who she was coaching at the time. You couldn't miss the tall rangy figure with the ponytail protruding behind one of those sun visor hat thinngies. My call brought her to a standstill and she jogged back to where we were. A lovely lass and very unassuming in the circumstances. I was particularly pleased to have met one of the Athletic world's greats. RIP