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Title:
First ladies of running : 22 inspiring profiles of the rebels, rule breakers, and visionaries who changed the sport forever
Author:
Burfoot, Amby.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]
Physical Description:
xix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
"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, "--Page 4 of cover.
General Note:
"Distributed to the trade by Macmillan"--Title page verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Grace Butcher -- Julia Chase -- Doris Severtsen Brown -- Merry Lepper -- Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb -- Kathrine Switzer -- Sara Mae Berman -- Judy Ikenberry -- Mary Decker Slaney -- Nina Kuscsik -- Francie Larrieu Smith -- Cheryl Bridges -- Joan Ullyot -- Charlotte Lettis Richardson -- Jacqueline Hansen -- Michiko "Miki" Gorman -- Gayle Barron -- Marilyn Bevans -- Grete Waitz -- Patti Catalano -- Joan Benoit -- Oprah Winfrey -- Afterword: Where are they now? -- Appendix -- Timeline of female running history.
ISBN:
9781609615642
Format :
Book