Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

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Carroll & Graf, 2007 - Social Science - 418 pages
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Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 where she was attacked by one of the eventís directors who wanted to eject her from the all-male race. She fought off the director and finished the race.

From the childhood events that inspired her to winning the New York City Marathon in 1974, this liberally illustrated book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering women in sports.

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Review: Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

User Review  - Michelle Borg - Goodreads

I read this book when I was training for my first marathon, at the age of 57. I expected motivation, tips and coaching; what I got was inspiration and a fascinating look at the history of women in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

A long but fast moving memoir about persistence and empowerment. I loved reading about Switzer's thinking on the importance/liberty of running fir women in the 1960s and 70s, and the strides she took as a runner and organizer to make it accessible to other women. Read full review


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Kathrine Switzer, one of the greatest icons in sports, has been an authority on running and women's fitness for over 40 years. She is best known for pioneering the official entrance of women into the marathon, beginning with her epoch-making run in the previously all-male Boston Marathon in 1967, and went on to become a world-ranked athlete and the winner of the 1974 New York Marathon. Switzer is an Emmy-award winning television commentator, having covered a continuous string of the sport's major events, including the Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles marathons, as well as the Olympic and Goodwill Games. Her first book, Running and Walking for Women Over 40, has sold over 100,000 copies. She lives in New Paltz, NY.

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