Gayle Olinekova

 

 

Age: 50

 

Summary: marathon runner, fitness guru and author who in 1979 won the New Orleans Marathon in the third fastest time ever for a woman, who wrote five books on healthy lifestyles, but who is probably best known for her unusually chiseled and muscular legs which were profiled in a 1981 Sports Illustrated article as the "Greatest Legs to Ever Stride on the Earth" (she later posed nude for photographer Helmut Newton), and whose jogs on Venice beach in the early 1980's would "draw astonished looks from onlookers."

 

 

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

 

Born: March 23, 1953

 

Died: November 26, 2003

 

Location: Duarte, California