LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Importitall
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
USA Categories
Site Security
Books > History > World > Women in History > B013X9F1PS
  1. First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles of the Rebels, Rule Breakers, and Visionaries Who Changed the Sport Forever

    [B013X9F1PS]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Not Available / Digital Item

     pinterest 
Additional Information

Today, millions of women and girls around the world enjoy running and entering races. It wasn't always so:

  • In 1961, when Julia Chase edged to the start of a Connecticut 5-miler, officials tried to push her off the road.
  • At the 1966 Boston Marathon, Roberta Gibb hid behind a forsythia bush, worried that police might arrest her.
  • The next year at Boston, Kathrine Switzer was assaulted mid-race by a furious race organizer.
  • In the mid-60s, Indianapolis high schooler Cheryl Bridges was told not to run anywhere near the boys' track team because she might "distract" them.
  • When Charlotte Lettis signed up for the University of Massachusetts cross-country team in the fall of 1971, she was told to use the men's locker room.
  • A few years later in coastal Maine, young Joan Benoit would stop her workouts to pretend she was picking roadside flowers, embarrassed that her neighbors might spot her running.

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.

Similar Products

Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston MarathonRun the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the GlobeMy Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal LifeMeb For Mortals: How to Run, Think, and Eat like a Champion MarathonerMy Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad, a Daughter, and a Ridiculous PlanRunning: A Love Story: 10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing SportNowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The PackConfessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway DedicatedRunner's World The Runner's Brain: How to Think Smarter to Run BetterRun Fast. Eat Slow.: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes
Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Amby Burfoot
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9781609615659
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Rodale
Manufacturer
Rodale
NumberOfPages
290
PublicationDate
2016-04-05
Publisher
Rodale
ReleaseDate
2016-04-05
Studio
Rodale
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this product is based in the USA, and is designed and labelled to be used in the USA. If the unit is powered and plugs into an electrical socket, we cannot import the unit for you due to local regulations, as a permit is required for electrical goods. Please check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Agricultural Remedies, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Farm Feeds, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Poinsons, Seeds, Supplements, Nutrients, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, information displayed above is for reference/informational purposes only and the item will not be imported. All content is generated and displayed from an automated USA product feed, and if the item cannot be imported for any reason, including carrier restrictions and/or import or sales restrictions under South African or American law, we do reserve the right to cancel and refund the order in full. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring in an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.