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Author Burfoot, Amby.

Title First ladies of running : 22 inspiring profiles of the rebels, rule breakers, and visionaries who changed the sport forever / Amby Burfoot.

Publication Info. Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016]


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 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  GROUP BIOGRAPHY FIRST LADIES OF RUNNING    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  GROUP BIOGRAPHY FIRST LADIES OF RUNNING c.3  Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Basement Materials  920.02 BUR c.2  Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.42 BURFOOT    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.42 BURFOOT c.2  Check Shelf
 Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department  796.42 BURFOOT    Check Shelf
Description xix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Distributed to the trade by Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Grace Butcher -- Julia Chase -- Doris Severtsen Brown -- Merry Lepper -- Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb -- Kathrine Switzer -- Sara Mae Berman -- Judy Ikenberry -- Mary Decker Slaney -- Nina Kuscsik -- Francie Larrieu Smith -- Cheryl Bridges -- Joan Ullyot -- Charlotte Lettis Richardson -- Jacqueline Hansen -- Michiko "Miki" Gorman -- Gayle Barron -- Marilyn Bevans -- Grete Waitz -- Patti Catalano -- Joan Benoit -- Oprah Winfrey -- Afterword: Where are they now? -- Appendix -- Timeline of female running history.
Summary "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, "--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Women runners -- Biography.
Runners (Sports) -- Biography.
Runners (Sports) (OCoLC)fst01101341
Women runners. (OCoLC)fst01178481
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Online version: Burfoot, Amby. First ladies of running. Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2016] 9781609615659 (DLC) 2016004255
ISBN 9781609615642 (trade paperback)
1609615646 (trade paperback)
Standard No. 40025968990
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