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

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Carroll & Graf, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 418 pages
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Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 where she was attacked by one of the event’s 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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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

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

You go girl! :) Read full review

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Contents

Can you run a mile?
21
I guess I got rid of her
36
Chapter S Youll ruin that girl Arnie
51
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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