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First Female Runner in Turkey Day Race

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: Louisiana General, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1969-11-20


Subjects: Hunter, Ron, 1938- 2008 | NEW ORLEANS ATHLETIC CLUB | Gorrondona, Barbara | Turkey Day Race


  • Hunter, Ron Reporter
  • Gorrondona, Barbara Interviewee


Ron Hunter interviews Barbara Gorrondona, the first female runner in the New Orleans Athletic Club’s Turkey Day Race. Hunter asks Gorrondona why she entered the race, if she has children at home, and how she feels running with all men. The Thanksgiving Day race is one of the oldest and continuously held non-marathon races in the United States.