First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

by Amby Burfoot

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609615642
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 497,151
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amby Burfoot has been a Runner’s World editor since 1978. He won the 1968 Boston Marathon, has run more than 110,000 miles in his life, and is the author or co-author of six previous books. He lives in Mystic, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Foreword Shalane Flanagan ix

Introduction xiii

Grace Butcher 1

Julia Chase 11

Doris Brown 23

Merry Lepper 33

Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb 43

Kathrine Switzer 55

Sara Mae Berman 67

Judy Ikenberry 77

Mary Decker 89

Nina Kuscsik 101

Francie Larrieu 111

Cheryl Bridges 123

Joan Ullyot 135

Charlotte Lettis 145

Jacqueline "Jackie" Hansen 155

Michiko "Miki" Gorman 167

Gayle Barron 177

Marilyn Bevans 187

Patti Catalano 197

Grete Waitz 207

Joan Benoit 219

Oprah Winfrey 231

Afterword: Where Are They Now? 241

More First Ladies 245

Timeline of Female Running History 253

Acknowledgments 258

Photo Credits 261

Index 263

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