Marathon Woman eBook Ü Audio CD Read Ý Kathrine Switzer

kindle Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman eBook Ü Audio CD Read Ý Kathrine Switzer ´ ➳ [Reading] ➶ Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports By Kathrine Switzer ➩ – Danpashley.co.uk A new edition of a sports icon's memoir coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer's historA new edition of a sports icon's memoir coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer's historic running of the Boston Marathon as the first woman to run In 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 one of the most iconic sports moments Switzer escaped and finished the race She made history and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70 Now a spokesperson for Reebok Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B Anthony of women's marathoning Joan Benoit Samuelson first Olympic gold medalist in the women's marathon Packed with hilarious anecdotes gossip from behind the scenes of major marathons life lessons and numerous fabulous photos Marathon Woman is one of the best running books I've ever read Be warned however do not read this book while you're alone as parts of it are so funny or moving you'll deeply regret not having had someone to read them out aloud to as I continually did to my long suffering husband while on holidayHaving seen the iconic photos of the day a race official tried to rip off Kathrine's race number when she entered the all male Boston Marathon I was keen to know about the incident and the woman who caused such a stir and this book part memoir part historical document part love story certainly delivered on all counts Fifteen years after I first started running marathons I've now done 36 and two 56 mile ultras it came as a real surprise to learn that being `allowed' to run 262 miles which was seen as too gruelling for us delicate ladies was all thanks to Kathrine Switzer This is because she didn't just pave the way for elite women to enter marathons and campaign to get the women's marathon recognised as an Olympic sport she tirelessly fought to make marathon running accessible to women throughout the world by developing the mass participation women only Avon Running programmeKathrine is a very experienced and accomplished journalist and this is evident throughout the book she knows exactly how to keep you feverishly turning the pages by weaving strands from her often turbulent personal life with details of her punishing training schedule and stellar career Kathrine's story is proof that the right training programme and sheer guts can turn an `ordinary' runner into an exceptional one even if you have to work and commute she ran her first marathon in a very average time of 4h20 went on to win the 1974 New York City Marathon with a time of 3h07 and subseuently did a PB of 2h51 in Boston in 1975 As a super slow runner who came last in three marathons in 2012 I found her story incredibly inspirationalThere are so many lessons to learn from Kathrine's journey it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission to satisfy her employer Avon for whom she did PR she strung a banner advertising the brand across the finish line of the Avon International Marathon in London at the last minute so cunningly side stepping the BBC's ban on advertising that one should never let good ideas go to waste she based her proposal for the Avon Running programme on scribbled notes she stuffed into a shoebox over many years and that hard work always pays offI was formerly a fitness phobe and marathon running has transformed my life and motivated me to write my book Running Made Easy Zest Running Made Easy Zest Magazine which has inspired thousands of women in the UK to give walkrunning a go I only wish I could have read Kathrine's life affirming book in my 20s as I'm sure it would have encouraged me to take up running 10 years earlier than I did In Marathon Woman Kathrine repeatedly proves how running is so much than putting one foot in front of the other it's a way of empowering us and giving life meaning

Kathrine Switzer Ä Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports pdf

A new edition of a sports icon's memoir coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer's historic running of the Boston Marathon as the first woman to run In 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 one of the most iconic sports moments Switzer escaped and finished the race She made history and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70 Now a spokesperson for Reebok Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B Anthony of women's marathoning Joan Benoit Samuelson first Olympic gold medalist in the women's marathon Really good book honest and very interesting Loved it

pdf Ð Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports Ä Kathrine Switzer

Marathon Woman Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's SportsA new edition of a sports icon's memoir coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Kathrine Switzer's historic running of the Boston Marathon as the first woman to run In 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 one of the most iconic sports moments Switzer escaped and finished the race She made history and is poised to do it again on the fiftieth anniversary of that initial race when she will run the 2017 Boston Marathon at age 70 Now a spokesperson for Reebok Switzer is also the founder of 261 Fearless a foundation dedicated to creating opportunities for women on all fronts as this groundbreaking sports hero has done throughout her life Kathrine Switzer is the Susan B Anthony of women's marathoning Joan Benoit Samuelson first Olympic gold medalist in the women's marathon Very good book Interesting inspiring and well written