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First ladies of running : 22 inspiring profiles of the rebels, rule breakers, and visionaries who changed the sport forever

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  • Running Time: 11:05 hrs
    Narrator: Renate Preuss
    Note: This book was recorded thanks to support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Burfoot, Amby

    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.

    • Introduction
    • Grace Butcher
    • Julia Chase
    • Doris Brown
    • Merry Lepper
    • Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb
    • Kathrine Switzer
    • Sara Mae Berman
    • Judy Ikenberry
    • Mary Decker
    • Nina Kuscsik
    • Francie Larrieu
    • Cheryl Bridges
    • Joan Ullyot
    • Charlotte Lettis
    • Jacqueline "Jackie" Hansen
    • Michiko "Miki" Gorman
    • Gayle Barron
    • Marilyn Bevans
    • Patti Catalano
    • Grete Waitz
    • Joan Benoit
    • Oprah Winfrey
    • Afterword: Where are they now?
    Genre: Biographies
    Original Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Rodale
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781609615642, 1609615646