I met Marianne Berglund at my very first big race, the Tour of Willamette stage race in Oregon. As a Cat. 4, but having raced collegiate for 5 years or so, I was able to win (the Cat. 4s), and Marianne, who had won the women's, congratulated me. I was very impressed that such a famous star would take a few minutes to say something nice to me, a complete beginner in the game. Must have been around 1994.
Anyhow, she was very impressive on the bike and off.
Jan Heine, Seattle