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Starting Line 1928: The Michele Tiff - Hill Interview

To: The Running Community

The Starting Line 1928 project is a series of podcasts that for first time tells women running history stories about the early years of our sport. This includes interviews with the early African American women long distance running pioneers. Michele Tiff - Hill was the first African American female to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trial race. She was in the historic race of 1984. Michele has an interesting story that includes her family roots in athletics. Her brother Milan was a world class triple jumper.

You know about Marilyn Bevans: The First Lady of African American Running History, now learn about Michele Hill. Here’s the link:

Gary Corbitt
Archivist: Theodore Corbitt Institute for Running History Research
Historian: National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA)
August 2023