Distance running record holder Nancy Conz passes


Marathoner Nancy Conz of Southampton, MA passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer. A world class runner in the growth decade of women's running in the 1980's, Conz came on the marathoning scene with minimal running background, and went on to record wins in a pair of international Avon Women's Marathons in London and Ontario, win Chicago in 1982 in her lifetime best 2:33:23, and set US records at 20 km and 25 km on the road, and 15,000m and 10 miles (still standing - 55:58) on the track.

She remained a Pioneer Valley resident, working at the Northampton Runner's Shop and Northampton Running Company from 1979 through 2016.

Read more about Conz's life and running accomplishments