Olympic marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson received honors from Governor Huckabee this morning at a running store in Little Rock. Samuelson won the first women`s Olympic marathon in 1984. She qualified for this year`s Olympic race as well, but said that she will sit it out because of an achilles tendon injury. Samuelson is in town to run tomorrow`s Firecracker 5k race. She is one in a string of famous runners to compete in the race, including Bill Rogers, Frank Shorter and course record holder Reuben Reina. Reina finished the three mile course in 13 minutes and 26 seconds. Huckabee presented Samuelson with an Arkansas Traveler certificate. The governor took some tips from her. He plans to run tomorrow morning as well.