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    DescriptionIn 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
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kathrine Switzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 434 g
    ISBN 13: 9780738213293
    ISBN 10: 0738213292

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B, 796.42092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000
    B&T Approval Code: A09203000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    DC22: 796.4252092
    LC classification: GV1061.15.S95 A3 2009
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    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNB, JBSF1, SHBF, DNBS1
    Illustrations note
    16 pages b/w photos
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    10 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Kathrine Switzer is an Emmy-winning television commentator who has covered numerous Olympics and marathons worldwide. The author of Running and Walking for Women Over 40, she lives and runs in New York and New Zealand.
    Review quote
    Deseret Morning News, 4/18/09 "The photographs included are amazing, as is her story of how running transformed her life and how she used it to create more opportunities for other women." Inside Texas Running, May 2011 "Brilliant race descriptions and personal life stories."