Jacqueline Hansen

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Jacqueline ("Jacki") Hansen (born November 20, 1948) is a former long-distance runner from the United States who is recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations as having set a world best in the marathon on two different occasions.[1]

Biography[edit]

Hansen set a world best mark on December 1, 1974 with a 2:43:55 performance at the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City, California, then recaptured it from Christa Vahlensieck of West Germany on October 12, 1975 with 2:38:19 at the Oregon Track Club Marathon in Eugene, Oregon.[1][2][3][nb 1] With these two performances, she was ranked first in women's marathon for 1974 and 1975.[4]

Hansen won 12 of her first 15 marathons.[5] Among these victories, she won the prestigious Boston Marathon in 1973, the Honolulu Marathon in 1975, and the Avenue of the Giants Marathon in 1976.[6][7][8] Hansen is also a three-time winner of the Western Hemisphere Marathon (1972, 1974, 1977) and the Catalina Marathon (1979, 1981, 1982).[2][9]

At the 1987 World Masters Athletics Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Hansen won titles in the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters.[5][10]

Hansen was the president of a group, the International Runners Committee, that successfully lobbied the International Olympic Committee to add women's events for the 5,000 meters, the 10,000 meters, and the marathon.[5]

Hansen was a member of the Los Angeles Track Club, 1970-1972; Southern California Striders, 1973-1974; San Fernando Valley Track Club, 1974-1983 & 1987-1993; and Oregon Track Club 1983-1987. After her competitive running career, Hansen worked for the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles,[5] and coached an all women's running team called "See Jane Run" (later known as "The Janes") to multiple USA Cross Country Championships.[11][12]

Achievements[edit]

  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1972 Western Hemisphere Marathon Culver City, CA 1st 3:15:53
1973 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 3:05:59
1973 AIAW Collegiate National Track & Field Championships (Mile) Hayward, CA 1st 4:54.0
1974 Masters Track & Field Meet, Chapman College (6-mile) Orange County, CA 1st 34:24 (world best mark)
1974 International Women's Marathon Championships Waldniel, West Germany 5th overall, 1st American 2:56:25
1974 15 km Florence Road Race Florence, Italy 1st 52:15 world best mark
1974 Western Hemisphere Marathon Culver City, CA 1st 2:43:54 World Record
1975 NIKE-OTC Marathon Eugene, Oregon 1st 2:38:10 World Record
1975 Honolulu Marathon Honolulu, Hawaii 1st 2:49:24
1976 Avenue of the Giants Marathon Eureka, CA 1st 2:50:18
1977 Western Hemisphere Marathon Culver City, CA 1st 2:50:33
1978 AAU National 50-Mile Championships Santa Monica College, CA 1st 7:14:58 (11 intermediate world records)
1978 Revco-Cleveland Marathon Cleveland, OH 1st 2:46:59 course record
1979 Catalina Marathon Catalina Island, CA 1st 3:26:00 course record
1981 Catalina Marathon Catalina Marathon, CA 1st 3:23:40 course record
1982 Catalina Marathon Catalina Marathon, CA 1st 3:26:19
1984 US Olympic Marathon Trials Olympia, WA
1987 TAC USA Masters National Track & Field Championships Eugene, OR 1st 35-39 Div. 5,000m
1987 World Veterans Track & Field Championships Melbourne, Australia 1st 35-39 Div.

1st 35-39 Div.

1500m-4:42.0

5000m-17:43.10


Honors and Organizations[edit]

  • 1976 Race Director, Women's National AAU Marathon Championships, Western Hemisphere, Culver City, CA.
  • 1977 Race Director, Women's National AAU 10K Road Race Championships, Bonne Belle 10K, Beverly Hills, CA.
  • 1979-1981 Women’s SPA-AAU & SPA-TAC Long-Distance Running Chair.
  • 1979-1980 Athletes’ Representative to Executive Board, The Athletics Congress (TAC-USA).
  • 1979-1986 Former President, Executive Director, International Runners’ Committee.
  • 1980 Advisory Board Member, American Running & Fitness Association.
  • 1980-1987 Member, Road Runners Club of America Women’s Distance Committee.
  • 1981-1990 Board of Directors, American Road Racing Association.
  • 1984 Event Coordinator, Exhibition Women's 5,000m & 10,000m, USA Olympic Track & Field Trials, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 1984 Athletes’ Representative to International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Cross-Country & Road Racing Committee.
  • 1984 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California, Annual Award for Leadership.
  • 1984 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), Hall of Fame Inductee.
  • 1984 The Athletics Congress-USA Annual Recognition Award, “Woman of the Year”.
  • 1984 Chairwoman, International Competition Subcommittee of TAC-USA Women’s Long Distance Running Committee (WLDRC).
  • 1986, 1987, 1989 USA Team Manager, International Women's Ekiden, Yokohama, Japan.
  • 1987 USA Head Coach, Women's Marathon Team, Taipei International Marathon, Taiwan.
  • 1988 USA Team Leader, IAAF Women's International 15K Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
  • 1988 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, California State University, Northridge.
  • 1988-1991 TAC-USA, WLDRC Site Selection Sub-Committee Chairwoman for the 1992 Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials.
  • 1989-1991 TAC-Southern California Association WLDR Chairwoman.
  • 1990-1991 TAC-SCA Board of Directors, Vice President.
  • 1997 L.A. Pierce College’s “50 Distinguished Alumni” for celebration of Pierce’s 50th Anniversary.
  • 1999 USA Team Head Coach, Women's & Men's Team, International Ekiden, Chiba, Japan.
  • 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern California Association-USATF.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The International Association of Athletics Federations notes Hansen's official time on December 1, 1974 as 2:43:54.5 whereas the Association of Road Racing Statisticians notes it as 2:43:54.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. p. 653. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Western Hemisphere Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oregon Track Club Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Yearly Rankings- Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "HEALTHY LUNCH WITH... Jacqueline Hansen". KidsRunning.Com. 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Boston Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Honolulu Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Avenue of the Giants Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Catalina Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved May 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/wmcw.htm
  11. ^ http://www.thejanes.net/about/
  12. ^ http://campaigns.ratepoint.com/campaigns/49bf86af96322b29a806d9cab42491b6?pm=1&r=13ead359744079983314877874a8d75d

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
France Chantal Langlacé
Women's Marathon World Record Holder
December 1, 1974 – April 21, 1975
Succeeded by
West Germany Liane Winter
Preceded by
West Germany Christa Vahlensieck
Women's Marathon World Record Holder
October 12, 1975 – May 1, 1977
Succeeded by
France Chantal Langlacé