The first-ever women's Olympic marathon trials for women took place in Olympia on May 12, 1984. The Trials Legacy Marathon is designed to celebrate this historic event by following as close the orginial course that was in use on this day.
Check out the article written by Jacqueline Hansen. Jacqueline was not only one of the 1984 Trials runners, she also was a pioneer in marathoning, including holding the world record twice. She was the first woman in the world to break 2:40! (to zoom in press 'ctrl +' on your keyboard)