Anyone Have a Stick of Doublemint?

Outside magazine, February 1996


Anyone Have a Stick of Doublemint?
By Todd Balf and Paul Kvinta (with Debra Shore)


Leading the women's field in last November's Philadelphia Marathon, Jeanne Peterson raced past the art museum to a massive roar. Three minutes later, an apparently confused Peterson rounded the museum again. "People were shouting, 'No, no, no!'" says race director Jerome Hofer. "They figured she had made a wrong turn." Actually the second woman was Jeanne's identical twin, Karen. Ultimately the 26-year-olds made history by becoming the first siblings to take the top two spots in a major marathon. Jeanne finished in 2:39, with Karen six minutes behind.

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