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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports Paperback – March 10, 2009
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I read a good bit both professionally, and for pleasure. Marathon Woman is the absolute best non-fiction book I have ever read. From the moment I picked the book up, I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next. I simply could not put it down. Ms. Switzer has a very easy reading, conversational style to her writing that makes the reader feel as if she is standing next to you relating an exciting event. What struck me the most about the book is that it is far more than a compelling and interesting story. It is also far more than a running story. Instead it is almost a textbook on responsibility, without the preaching we have all come to expect when that word is used. Traits such as persistance, effort, planning, and doing something because it is the right thing to do, shine throughout the whole book. Yet while readers come to greatly admire the courage of Ms. Switzer, we are also seeing exactly how we can apply the belief that if you want something, are willing to put in the effort, and you stick with it, you are most likely to succeed. It was an inspiring and very enlightening book. I can't want to read her next one!
I read this while training for a marathon and her story kept me going during those long and painful runs. This book is a must-read for any runner, male or female.
This book is Kathrine's story. While that story is a fascinating one for anyone involved in running, it is more than that - it is a source of inspiration for anyone fighting against the odds in similar situations.
However, it is not just the story that makes this book special. It is written in such a casual, enjoyable style that I, for one, could not put it down. Marathon Woman is a must read for anyone who calls himself or herself a runner.
Warwick Ford, Author of "Fun on Foot in New York"
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My favorite book about female runners empowering other women to push the envelope and kick ass!Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth A. Jenkins
As an avid runner, I found the story of Kathrine very compelling. I did not really know about her and never considered how hard it was for women to get accepted in something that... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Bigio
Excellent read and I am not a runner. Kept me interested from cover to cover. Wonderful portrayal of the resilience of women. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tallinthought
Excellent read! What an amazing woman and an inspiration to all.Published 13 months ago by Ruta Dellana