Marathon Woman

Author: Kathrine Switzer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 030682566X
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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.

Marathon Crasher

Author: David Davis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466817100
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This is the story of the arduous journey women distance runners had to endure to reach equality with men, and the story of how one woman overcame tremendous hurdles to fulfill a shared dream, paving the way for generations of female ...


Author: Hal Higdon
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609612248
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One year at the Twin Cities Marathon, approximately 8 miles into the race, I heard
a woman in the crowd comment: “To think they paid to do this.” I understood what
she meant. Twenty-six miles is a longway. Adding 385 more yards seems to
make the distance even longer and further confuses people who do not
understand what motivates us to run marathons. “How far was that marathon?”
they ask after we show up at the office on Mondays with medals hanging around
our necks, ...

Second Wind

Author: Cami Ostman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1580053769
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Second Wind is the story of an unlikely athlete and an unlikely heroine: Cami Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife who decides to take on a challenge that stretches her way outside of her comfort zone.

Run For Life

Author: Roy M. Wallack
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393443
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That spring, we were watching the Boston Marathon on TV, and the announcer
came on and said, “In a moment, we'll have a little piece about the first woman to
run the Boston Marathon. And my cousin said, “oh great, you're going to be on TV
.” I said, “Oh, wow, that's neat.” And the next thing you know, Kathy Switzer is
coming on the TV. “Here's the first woman to run the Boston Mara‐thon,” they
announce. “Oh, hi—hi,” she says. And she's got all these pictures and stories
about Jock ...

The Woman Who Was The Desert Dream

Author: William Coles
Publisher: Thames River Press
ISBN: 0857281313
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CHAPTER 21 I have run a few marathons before, in NewYork and London.The
night before the race, I'd usually have a large bowl ofpasta and a single glass of
red wine. Pudding too, probably.You're allowed pudding if you're running a
marathon. I would then, with luck, have a good eight hours sleep, would get up
early on the morning of the race and would make myselfa large bowl of porridge.
The oats would be thick with full—fat milk and maple syrup and at least two
chopped ...

Understanding Meaning And Life Satisfaction In Recreational Female Marathon Runners

Author: Angela M. Fifer
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The first recorded marathon run by a female dated back to the 1923 Comrades
ultra marathon in South Africa. Frances Hayward ran the 90 kilometer (55.9 mile)
uphill race in 11:35:00. Female distance running halted for many years until
American women began forcing their way into races. Forty-three years later, in
1966, Roberta Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston marathon (Pate & O'
Neill, 2007). Although her time was not official because she disguised herself as
a man and ...


Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547344996
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Elite female runners are still far behind the men in all events. The best marathon
time by a woman is fifteen minutes slower than the world's record, a Grand
Canyon of a gap by championship standards. Many physiological factors give
male athletes the edge, apart from their larger muscles. Female runners, no
matter how lean they are compared to most mortals, still have more body fat than
worldclass male runners do, and that fat is dead weight. Men have a greater ratio
of red blood ...

The Great Grete Waitz

Author: The Editors of Runner's World
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609614658
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The editors of the magazine have gathered a collection of the best stories about Grete from the last 30 years, providing a revealing glimpse into the "quiet queen" who won the New York City Marathon an astounding nine times, helping to turn ...

The Marathon Conspiracy

Author: Gary Corby
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616953888
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She was wearing a full-length chiton, but ina man's style, not a woman's.And
ithad been carefully smeared with dirt. The chiton covered herarms to the wrists
and legsto the ankles. No one would see her smooth woman's skin. She'd tied
the belt loosely to hide herhips. Over the chiton she wore a cloak of the typeused
by itinerants to shield them from the weather, which wouldhavebeen reasonable
outdoors at midday, but indoors at midnightwas of questionable sanity. She'd
needed the ...