Few things about this race, which I just watched on youtube.
1) Amazing how Google tracks what we do. A few minutes before this, I was on this Message Board looking at the Marita Koch/Udo Beyer thread when I went to youtube. I was not looking for track & field stuff - I wanted to look at some old Jim Mora rants, because they crack me up. But this race video was listed in my options - amazing they knew I am doing that - and probably a bit scary.
2) And speaking of scary - how is this field for this race - Marita Koch, Chandra Cheese, FloJo, Barbel Wockel, Kathy Smallwood-Cook, and Valerie Briscoe-Hooks?!?!?!? Ever been a better field in a women's sprint race? - I can't think of one.
3) And finally, I know what she did, but my God, what an athlete Marita Koch was - she blew that field away (I know FloJo wasn't really FloJo yet in 1984).