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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Da Capo Pr
Publication date March 29, 2007
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786719679
ISBN-10 0786719672
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.95
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Summary
Shares the personal story of the author's triumphant efforts to break the gender barrier in the Boston Marathon by becoming the race's first woman participant in 1967, an effort for which she endured formidable resistance and became a force for social change, in an account that also traces the childhood events that spurred her athletic ambitions. First serial, Runner's World.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
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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Hardcover
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from Da Capo Pr (March 29, 2007)
9780786719679 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $26.95
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.
Paperback
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from Da Capo Pr (March 9, 2009)
9780738213293 | details & prices | 418 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $17.99
About: 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.
from Da Capo Pr (December 1, 2008)
9780786719556 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $14.95

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