• Marathon Woman

  • Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
  • By: Kathrine Switzer
  • Narrated by: Kathrine Switzer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-22-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering woman in sports.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Kathrine Switzer (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A thoughtfully written memoir...[Switzer is] still running strong; she's headed back to Boston this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1967 pioneering run, making this a perfect time to brush up on running history." (Mother Runner)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kim R. Bosher on 02-22-18

Marathon Woman Has It All

I absolutely loved every story that Kathrine Switzer shared about running!
She shared trials and tribulations of the era of women’s running! One of the best books to motivate one to run a marathon! Running has come a long way from the 1970’s or really 1967!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Allan on 09-06-17

Great read for all

Fantastic story and wonderful achievements. But as a runner and as a sports administrator trailblazer. Well worth a listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dorota S. on 12-20-17

Inspiring!

Wow! What an inspiring and full of real stories book! Must read for every woman and man runner.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 05-02-18

one of the best books I have listened to

Inspiring autobiography from Katherine Switzer. Entertainingly written and beautifully read. Great insight into running and PR.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carlos on 07-05-18

Exceptional

Great story about Katherine's life time ambition to get the women's marathon into the Olympics.

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