Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman

Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786719679
Branch Call Number: GV1061.15.S95 A3 2007 (BIOG)
Characteristics: vii, 418 p. [18] p. plates : ill. ; 24 cm


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Jun 17, 2012

I initially checked this book out for a school project on Kathrine Switzer, expecting a rather overly informative read. Instead, I found myself completely absorbed in the book! Kathrine has a great writing style, a sense of humor, and plenty of inspirational stories. I felt so motivated when I finished this that I ran harder than I'd run all week!


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