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" MARATHON WOMAN is Katherine Switzer's personal story about how she overcame the odds-as well as public ridicule-to become one of the greatest marathon runners of her time, and an authority on women's sports and fitness. From the childhood events that inspired her to succeed as an athlete, through her triumph in the 1974 New York City Marathon, a best marathon time of 2:51 among the thirty-five marathons she has finished, and her work as one of the sport's greatest ambassadors-this liberally illustrated book details the struggles and achievements of one of the pioneering women in sports." This book has 418 pages and is illustrated throughout. The book is a SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Kathrine Switzer. N° de ref. de la librería 060425
Sinopsis: 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.
About the Author: Kathrine Switzer, one of the greatest icons in sports, has been an authority on running and women's fitness for over 40 years. She is best known for pioneering the official entrance of women into the marathon, beginning with her epoch-making run in the previously all-male Boston Marathon in 1967, and went on to become a world-ranked athlete and the winner of the 1974 New York Marathon. Switzer is an Emmy-award winning television commentator, having covered a continuous string of the sport's major events, including the Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, and Los Angeles marathons, as well as the Olympic and Goodwill Games. Her first book, Running and Walking for Women Over 40, has sold over 100,000 copies. She lives in New Paltz, NY.
Título: Marathon Woman: Running the Race to ...
Editorial: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc.
Año de publicación: 2007
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
Edición: First Printing
Descripción Carroll & Graf, New York, 2007. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Running the Race to revolutionize women's sport, SIGNED by Katherine Switzer. Switzer. Nº de ref. de la librería 010732