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

User Review  - Gina Wade mcdonald - Goodreads

I love memoirs, and I don't think I'll find one more inspiring to me than this one. Yes, it includes conversation about running which sounds incredibly boring for most of us, but this is the woman who ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Molly - Goodreads

I knew Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to register and run the Boston Marathon (under her initials, so she could remain anonymous), but I had no idea that she trained to become such a good runner ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Fjola - Goodreads

She is so amazing!! Read this while 40 weeks pregnant, really looking forward to getting back out there now. A truly inspirational story of how women's running was pioneered in the US. This really is a fantastic time to be a female athlete, thanks to people like K Switzer! Read full review

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

User Review  - Fjola - Goodreads

She is so amazing!! Read this while 40 weeks pregnant, really looking forward to getting back out there now. A truly inspirational story of how women's running was pioneered in the US. This really is a fantastic time to be a female athlete, thanks to people like K Switzer! Read full review

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

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I really enjoyed hearing Switzer's account of how she worked to integrate running and also to shift the culture of running to view women as competent, legitimate, competitive athletes. This book addresses the topic on personal, cultural, and international levels and it was hard to put down. Read full review

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

User Review  - Valerie (He Said Books Or Me) - Goodreads

You go girl! :) Read full review

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

User Review  - Rita - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book - what an inspiration!! Read full review

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

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

This book was unexpectedly very good! I usually have a hard time getting through autobiographies but was not the case with this one. Kathrine Switzer is famous for her 1967 running of the Boston ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kristi Mangan - Goodreads

Her story as a pioneer of women's marathon racing is engrossing and inspiring; I thought of her often as I trained for and ran Boston (especially because the weather was about the same this year as it ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rhonda Coale - Goodreads

Fantastic book! Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967--much to the chagrin of the race officials--who tried to violently pull her off of the race course ... Read full review

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