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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 book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering woman in sports.

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©2017 Kathrine Switzer (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A thoughtfully written memoir...[Switzer is] still running strong; she's headed back to Boston this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1967 pioneering run, making this a perfect time to brush up on running history." (Mother Runner)

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Marathon Woman Has It All

I absolutely loved every story that Kathrine Switzer shared about running!
She shared trials and tribulations of the era of women’s running! One of the best books to motivate one to run a marathon! Running has come a long way from the 1970’s or really 1967!

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Great read for all

Fantastic story and wonderful achievements. But as a runner and as a sports administrator trailblazer. Well worth a listen.

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  • Dorota S.
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Inspiring!

Wow! What an inspiring and full of real stories book! Must read for every woman and man runner.

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