Marathon Woman

Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682566X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 8493

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 what would become an iconic sports image, Switzer escaped and finished the race. This was a watershed moment for the sport, as well as a significant event in women's history. 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.
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Marathon Woman

Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306825651

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 2989

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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Marathon Woman

Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 030682566X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 1460

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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Running & Walking For Women Over 40

Author: Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626812233

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 196

View: 9072

A fun, easy, and economical route to fitness and health” “This book will give women everywhere the guidance they need” (Grete Waitz, 9-time winner of the New York City Marathon). Women’s fitness pioneer Kathrine Switzer has been on her feet for 53 years. She knows how running or walking is the fastest, easiest, and least expensive road to fitness for women of any age. For women over forty in particular, it’s vital to fit an exercise regimen into their busy lives, and ensure they can stay active and healthy for many years to come. No matter how inexperienced or old you are, Switzer will guide and ease you into a new exercise schedule, making the time you give yourself the best part of your day—and your future life. Recommendations for shoes, clothing, injury prevention, nutrition, motivation and finding the time in your life will keep you exercising safely and comfortably. For women over forty, Kathrine Switzer’s expert running and walking programs are specifically designed for you, enabling you to keep healthy and enjoy life to the fullest for decades to come. “For many over-forty women, this book will be a passport to the best years of their lives.” —Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic Gold Medalist and US marathon record holder
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Marathon Stories

Author: Kathrine Switzer,Roger Robinson

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594863301

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 253

View: 4258

A visual and narrative tour of marathon history throughout the world examines marathon popularity in social, philosophical, athletic, fashion, cultural, and scientific contexts, featuring photography by such top contributors as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas. 25,000 first printing.
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First Ladies of Running

22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

Author: Amby Burfoot

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609615646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 6698

Today, millions of women and girls around the world enjoy running and entering races. It wasn't always so: • In 1961, when Julia Chase edged to the start of a Connecticut 5-miler, officials tried to push her off the road. • At the 1966 Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb hid behind a forsythia bush, worried that police might arrest her. • The next year at Boston, Kathrine Switzer was assaulted mid-race by a furious race organizer. • In the mid-60s, Indianapolis high schooler Cheryl Bridges was told not to run anywhere near the boys' track team because she might "distract" them. • When Charlotte Lettis signed up for the University of Massachusetts cross-country team in the fall of 1971, she was told to use the men's locker room. • A few years later in coastal Maine, young Joan Benoit would stop her workouts to pretend she was picking roadside flowers, embarrassed that her neighbors might spot her running. First Ladies of Running tells the inspiring stories of these and other fiercely independent runners who refused to give up despite the cultural and sports barriers they faced. Legends such as Doris Brown, Francie Larrieu, Mary Decker, Jackie Hansen, Miki Gorman, and Grete Waitz are chronicled by Runner's World editor Amby Burfoot. Burfoot even runs the 1994 Marine Corps Marathon with Oprah Winfrey, whose successful finish opened the floodgates for other women runners. First Ladies of Running is a beautiful and long-overdue tribute to the pioneers of women's running, and a gift of empowerment for female runners everywhere.
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Run Like a Girl

How Strong Women Make Happy Lives

Author: Mina Samuels

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145961657X

Category: Femininity

Page: 328

View: 8668

Large print.
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Sole Sisters

Stories of Women and Running

Author: Jennifer Lin,Susan Warner

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740786970

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1375

More than 11 million women run regularly, a number that's growing every year. They tend to be educated and affluent-the perfect audience for Sole Sisters. Half of all runners are women, and they are changing the face of the sport. It's a social outlet, a healthful way to improve mental well-being, and an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is a gripping collection of stories that captures the inspirational heart of the women's running. Authors Jennifer Lin and Susan Warner have interviewed women of all ages from all walks of life and all parts of the country. All of their subjects have one thing in common: Running has transformed them. There are both heartrending stories of grief and survival and lighthearted tales of friendship. Among them are: * Sisters who competed in a 5K race to honor a sister who survived breast cancer. * A 9/11 widow who ran her first marathon to honor the memory of her husband. * A 65-year-old woman who overcame obesity and alcoholism to finish the grueling Ironman triathlon. * An unknown runner from Norway named Grete Waitz who decided to run a marathon-and changed the face of the sport. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is not just for women who run. It appeals to all women who know what it means to have the support of others who share their trials and triumphs. Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running is sometimes touching, sometimes funny, and always inspiring.
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Bowerman and the Men of Oregon

The Story of Oregon's Legendary Coach and Nike's Cofounder

Author: Kenny Moore

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1594867313

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 7121

A portrait of the foremost track coach and founder of Nike describes how he helped contribute to numerous team titles and record achievements while working at the University of Oregon, offers insight into the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, and considers Bowerman's relationship with runner Steve Prefontaine. Reprint.
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Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health

Author: Juliet McGrattan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924800

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 5560

'Juliet talks with you, not at you, and her enthusiasm for the joys of an active lifestyle is bound to inspire millions of women of all ages to lead healthier, fitter and much happier lives.' Lisa Jackson, author of Your Pace or Mine? What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last A friendly, accessible handbook that gives you a top-to-toe MOT to help you stay fit and well. From wearing the right bra or exercising during your period, to recovering from illness or keeping active during pregnancy, Juliet's advice will soon have you sorted and on the road to health.
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Paula

My Story So Far

Author: Paula Radcliffe,David Walsh

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780743478694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 393

View: 9137

"Updated to include her New York, London, and Helsinki victories"--P. [4] of cover.
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Run to Overcome

The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

Author: Meb Keflezighi

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1496403312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 2319

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Ultramarathon Man

Confessions of an All-night Runner

Author: Dean Karnazes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585424801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 1005

Presents the story of a marathon runner as he describes the conditions that must be endured during competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles and discusses why he is driven to participate in such an extreme sport.
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In the Water They Can't See You Cry

A Memoir

Author: Amanda Beard,Rebecca Paley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451644396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7246

In this candid and ultimately uplifting memoir, Olympic medalist Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory. At the tender age of fourteen, Amanda Beard walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals, and enjoyed a lucrative modeling career on the side. At one point, she was the most downloaded female athlete on the Internet. Yet despite her astonishing career and sex-symbol status, Amanda felt unworthy of all her success. Unaware that she was suffering from clinical depression, she hid the pain beneath a megawatt smile. With no other outlet for her feelings besides the pool, Amanda expressed her emotions through self-destructive behavior. In her late teens and twenties, she became bulimic, abused drugs and alcohol, and started cutting herself. Her low self-esteem led to toxic relationships with high-profile men in the sports world. No one, not even her own parents and friends, knew about the turmoil she was going through. Only when she met her future husband, who discovered her cutting herself, did Amanda realize she needed help. Through her renewed faith in herself; the love of her family; and finally the birth of her baby boy, Blaise, Amanda has transformed her life. In these pages, she speaks frankly about her struggles with depression, the pressures to be thin, and the unhealthy relationships she confused for love. In the Water They Can’t See You Cry is a raw, compelling story of a woman who gained the strength to live as bravely out of the water as she did in it.
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Your Pace or Mine?

What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last

Author: Lisa Jackson,Kathrine Switzer

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1783727934

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 417

Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running. Formerly a committed fitness-phobe, she became a marathon runner at 31, and ran her first 56-mile ultramarathon at 41. And unlike many runners, Lisa's not afraid to finish last—in fact, she's done so in 20 of the 90-plus marathons she's completed so far. But this isn't just Lisa's story, it's also that of the extraordinary people she's met along the way—tutu-clad fun-runners, octogenarians, 250-mile ultrarunners—whose tales of loss and laughter are sure to inspire you just as much as they've inspired her. This book is for anyone who longs to experience the sense of connection and achievement that running has to offer, whether you're a nervous novice or a seasoned marathoner dreaming of doing an ultra.
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Running: A Love Story

10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing Sport

Author: Jen A. Miller

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 1738

Jen Miller has fallen in and out of love, but no man has been there for her the way running has. In Running: A Love Story, Jen tells the story of her lifelong relationship with running with wit, thoughtfulness, and brutal honesty. Jen first laces up her sneakers in high school, when, like many people, she sees running as a painful part of conditioning for other sports. But when she discovers early in her career as a journalist that it helps her clear her mind, focus her efforts, and achieve new goals, she becomes hooked for good. Jen, a middle-of-the-pack but tenacious runner, hones her skill while navigating relationships with men that, like a tricky marathon route, have their ups and downs, relying on running to keep her steady in the hard times. As Jen pushes herself toward ever-greater challenges, she finds that running helps her walk away from the wrong men and learn to love herself while revealing focus, discipline, and confidence she didn’t realize she had. Relatable, inspiring, and brutally honest, Running: A Love Story, explores the many ways that distance running carves a path to inner peace and empowerment by charting one woman’s evolution in the sport.
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The Girl who Ran

Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

Author: Frances Poletti,Kristina Yee

Publisher: Compendium Publishing & Communications

ISBN: 9781943200474

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 39

View: 1079

"In 1966, the world believed it was impossible for a woman to run the Boston Marathon. Bobbi Gibb was determined to prove them wrong"-- Jacket.
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The Extra Mile

One Woman's Personal Journey to Ultrarunning Greatness

Author: Pam Reed

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605297593

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5301

One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years—135 degrees—to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound mother and stepmother of five muster the endurance and courage for the 28-hour climb from the hottest desert floor on Earth to the shadow of the continental United States' tallest point? In The Extra Mile we watch this ultramarathon champion seek balance in her life as a wife, mother, athlete, and entrepreneur. With astonishing candor she tells of her 15-year-long battle with anorexia. And she helps us to understand her passion for ultrarunning—to discover how far the human body can be pushed.
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Run the World

My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

Author: Becky Wade

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062416448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 3862

From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia—9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running—investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing the secrets to the success of runners all over the world. Fresh off a successful collegiate running career—with multiple NCAA All-American honors and two Olympic Trials qualifying marks to her name—Becky Wade was no stranger to international competition. But after years spent safely sticking to the training methods she knew, Becky was curious about how her counterparts in other countries approached the sport to which she’d dedicated over half of her life. So in 2012, as a recipient of the Watson Fellowship, she packed four pairs of running shoes, cleared her schedule for the year, and took off on a journey to infiltrate diverse running communities around the world. What she encountered far exceeded her expectations and changed her outlook into the sport she loved. Over the next twelve months—visiting 9 countries with unique and storied running histories, logging over 3,500 miles running over trails, tracks, sidewalks, and dirt roads—Becky explored the varied approaches of runners across the globe. Whether riding shotgun around the streets of London with Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, climbing for an hour at daybreak to the top of Ethiopia’s Mount Entoto just to start her daily run, or getting lost jogging through the bustling streets of Tokyo, Becky’s unexpected adventures, keen insights, and landscape descriptions take the reader into the heartbeat of distance running around the world. Upon her return to the United States, she incorporated elements of the training styles she’d sampled into her own program, and her competitive career skyrocketed. When she made her marathon debut in 2013, winning the race in a blazing 2:30, she became the third-fastest woman marathoner under the age of 25 in U.S. history, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials and landing a professional sponsorship from Asics. From the feel-based approach to running that she learned from the Kenyans, to the grueling uphill workouts she adopted from the Swiss, to the injury-recovery methods she learned from the Japanese, Becky shares the secrets to success from runners and coaches around the world. The story of one athlete’s fascinating journey, Run the World is also a call to change the way we approach the world’s most natural and inclusive sport.
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