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

By | March 24, 2018
Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports Author Kathrine Switzer
ISBN-10 0306825651
ISBN-13 9780306825651
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Da Capo Press
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A new edition of a sports icon s memoir coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer s historic running of the Boston Marathon as the first woman to run In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all male Boston Marathon infuriating one of the event s directors who attempted to violently eject her In one of the most iconic sports moments Switzer escaped and finished the race She made history and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70 Now a spokesperson for Reebok Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B Anthony of women s marathoning Joan Benoit Samuelson first Olympic gold medalist in the women s marathon

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