Joan Elizabeth Hansen (born July 18, 1958) is a retired long-distance runner from the United States, who represented her native country in the women's 3,000 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, finishing in eighth place.[1] Her twin, Joy Hansen Leutner, is a triathlete.[2]


  1. ^ "Joan Hansen Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2010-03-03. Sports REference
  2. ^ Sibling Rivalry Isn't New to These Athletes : Triathlon: Twins Joy and Joan Hansen used to race around the block as girls. Today, they'll run, swim and bike against each other, Los Angeles Times, June 01, 1991