first ladies of running 22 inspiring profiles of the rebels rule breakers and visionaries who changed the sport

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First Ladies Of Running

Author : Amby Burfoot
ISBN : 9781609615659
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Mile Markers

Author : Kristin Armstrong
ISBN : 9781609613419
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In Mile Markers, Runner's World contributing editor Kristin Armstrong captures the ineffable and timeless beauty of running, the importance of nurturing relationships with those we love, and the significance of reflecting on our experiences. This collection considers the most important reasons women run, celebrating the inspiring passion runners have for their sport and illustrating how running fosters a vitally powerful community. With unique wit, refreshing candor, and disarming vulnerability, Armstrong shares her conviction that running is the perfect parallel for marking the milestones of life. From describing running a hardfought race with her tightly-knit group of sweat sisters, to watching her children participate in the sport for the very first time, Armstrong infuses her experiences with a perspective of hope that every moment is a chance to become a stronger, wiser, more peaceful woman. Running threads these touching stories together, and through each of them we are shown the universal undercurrents of inspiration, growth, grace, family, empowerment, and endurance.

The Forgotten Legacy Of Stella Walsh

Author : Sheldon Anderson
ISBN : 9781442277564
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stella Walsh was a Polish-American Olympic track and field icon of the 1930s. When Walsh was murdered years after her track career had ended, the autopsy brought her sex—and her legacy—into question. This first biography of Walsh reveals in detail her personal struggles, athletic triumphs, and tragic death.

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Author : Kathrine Switzer
ISBN : 159486330X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Run To Overcome

Author : Meb Keflezighi
ISBN : 9781496403315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Running Tide

Author : Joan Benoit
ISBN : 0394554574
Genre : Marathon running.
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The 1984 Olympic marathon winner recounts the turbulent course of her sports career, discusses her training methods and racing strategy, and reveals the drive to excel--and its costs--that has propelled her to victory

Marathon Woman

Author : Kathrine Switzer
ISBN : 9780306825668
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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. 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.

The Runner S Guide To The Meaning Of Life

Author : Amby Burfoot
ISBN : 1579542638
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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After 35 years of running, champion marathoner Amby Burfoot shares the wisdom and insights he has gained along the way in this first book of a new series of Daybreak books that find the spiritual message in seemingly ordinary activities.

My Marathon

Author : Frank Shorter
ISBN : 9781623367244
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and cross country courses, but it was in the marathon that Shorter achieved his greatest fame and recognition. At the 1972 Munich Games, Shorter won the Olympic marathon finishing more than 2 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Four years later, he finished a controversial second in the Olympic marathon in Montreal. The controversy, still unresolved to this day, revolved around the East German "winner" being a possible drug cheat. Shorter later founded the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Written with noted sportswriter John Brant, My Marathon details these inspiring events, as well as the physical and emotional abuse Shorter suffered as a child. This inspiring memoir is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and the transformative power of sports.

To Boston With Love

Author : Bobbi Gibb
ISBN : 1533673535
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In "To Boston With Love," Bobbi Gibb tells the story of how in 1966 she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, challenging the prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women's athletic capabilities. It includes illustrations drawn by Gibb herself. This 50th anniversary edition includes an all-new introduction by the author. Sales support the Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project to honor all the women who have followed Bobbi's footsteps and run the Boston Marathon.

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