Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
Marathon Woman Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports Author:Kathrine Switzer 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 s... more »truggles and achievements of a pioneering women in sports.« less
This is a good autobiographical 'story' about Kathrine Switzer the self proclaimed 'first woman to run the Boston marathon'. It catalogs her journey to Boston as well as her running career and how she was instrumental in promoting women's participation in Marathon Events.