Including updates from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the paperback edition of Marathon Woman details the life of an incredible, pioneering athlete, and the lasting effect she's had on women's sports. Switzer's energy and drive permeate the pages of this warm, witty memoir as she describes everything from the childhood events that inspired her to succeed to her big win in the 1974 New York City Marathon, and beyond.
About: A memoir of the first woman participant of the Boston Marathon describes her efforts to break the gender barrier, an effort for which she endured formidable resistance, and also traces the childhood events that spurred her athletic ambitions.
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