Marianne Dickerson


Age: 54

long-distance runner and record-setting athlete considered as a pioneer in American women's sports who won a historic silver medal for the United States in the first world championship marathong for women at the 1983 Avon International Marathon in Los Angeles, where she finished a surprise runner-up to Julie Brown and was given a place on the U.S. team for the marathon in the inaugural world track and field championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: November 14, 1960

Died: October 14, 2015

Phoenix, Arizona