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Three defining women in the sport of running left to right:
Joan Benoit-Samuelson, Kathrine Switzer, Grete Waitz
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  Updated:   May 3, 2021
Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports
By Kathrine Switzer

Book Description
Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967 where she was attacked by one of the eventís 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 liberally illustrated book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering women in sports.

Runner's World:
Kathrine Switzer Has Completed Her Autobiography, "Marathon Woman". The book will be published by Carroll & Graf. "We will launch at the Boston Marathon starting on April 12," Switzer has informed her friends. She became the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon in 1967 after she entered the race as "K. V. Switzer." She later developed a global women's running circuit for Avon and campaigned to get a women's marathon in the Olympics. Switzer has been a TV commentator; she authored "26.2 Marathon Stories" with her husband, masters running stalwart Roger Robinson.

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