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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
Title:Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
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Category:Non fiction, Sports, Memoir, Biography, Autobiography
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Your Pace or Mine?: What Running Taught Me about Life, Laughter and Coming Last, As Good as Gold: 1 Woman, 9 Sports, 10 Countries, and a 2-Year Quest to Make the Summer Olympics, 4:09:43: Boston 2013 Through the Eyes of the Runners, Fit It Run: A Conditioning Handbook for Runners, Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports, Tapping the Fountain of Youth: Profiles of Women Runners Over 50, Running and Walking for Women Over 40: The Road to Sanity and Vanity, The 27th Mile, Sorted: The Active Woman's Guide to Health, 26.2: Marathon Stories
Imagine George Plimpton Except with real athletic ability And he s a woman And she s taken on a challenge that makes i Paper Lion i look like a brisk game of Go Fish br br Meet Kathryn Bertine elite triathlete former professional figure skater and starving artist Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble in the summer of ESPN stakes her to a dream Take two years to make the summer Olympics in Beijing b As Good As Gold b is the heroic hilarious account of Bertine s serial exertions in the realms of triathlon modern pentathlon team handball track cycling road cycling rowing open water swimming racewalking and fasten your seatbelts luge br br On her journey the obstacles range from jet lag to jellyfish flat tires to floundering relationships repeated rejection to road rash But as time is running out Bertine doesn t sweat the small stuff only the large like scouring the globe for a tiny nation to adopt her and pushing her body and mind as far as it will go Maybe all the way to China br br Between harrowing often laugh out loud episodes of triumph and humiliation Bertine takes short Water Breaks to contemplate the ins and outs of fan mail failure rehydration nasal reconstruction and how best to punish steroid users br br Kathryn Bertine swims runs and rides i and writes i like a champion In b As Good as Gold b Bertine proves she has something more valuable than an Olympic medal She s got Olympic mettle When it comes to the human heart she takes the gold br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, i Marathon Stories by Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson is an unprecedented visual and literary tour of the marathon throughout history i br br The marathon is the most popular independent athletic event in the world with over a million people set to enter one this year and another million cheering them on from the sidelines This glorious volume is the first book to set the marathon on the large world stage and examine the historic and universal appeal of this ultimate individual challenge br br Hundreds of powerful images by such renowned photographers as Helmut Newton and Susan Meiselas along with personal reminiscences from many well known marathoners capture the endless hours of practice and the overwhelming rush of emotion at crossing the finish line Examining the marathon through the lenses of history philosophy sociology athletics pop culture fashion and science the book salutes the determination and courage of those who willingly push themselves to test their personal best, No description available, No description available