26.2 Marathon Stories

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Allen & Unwin, 2006 - Marathon running - 253 pages
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Traces the history of this solitary endurance feat and its place in contemporary popular culture in twenty-six informative and entertaining chapters.

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KATHRINE SWITZER, an authority on running and women's sports, pioneered the entrance of women into the marathon, has participated in thirty-five marathons and won the 1974 New York City Marathon. She still runs six miles a day and is married to co-author, Roger Robinson...A world-ranked, elite international runner for an unprecedented thirty years, ROGER ROBINSON is one of the leading authors, speakers and historians on running. He represented England and New Zealand in world championships and had record-breaking age-group victories in the Boston, New York and Vancouver marathons. He is emeritus professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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