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Women Who Run - Shanti Sosienski

Paperback Published: 30th June 2006
ISBN: 9781580051835
Number Of Pages: 200

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Women run for all kinds of reasons. We run for health, to ease tension, for strength, to challenge ourselves, to be social with friends, as professional athletes or the dream of being one, to turn our minds on, and to turn them off. Whether running a marathon, taking a quick jog around the neighborhood, or trying to reach the top of Pikes Peak, women of all ages and abilities have discovered running. In Women Who Run a wide range of women, including Olympians, marathoners, ultra runners, young track phenoms, and recreational runners, talk about why they run, what drives them, and what continues to spark their interest in the sport.

Women Who Run features Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon; Louise Cooper, breast cancer survivor and finisher of the grueling 135-mile Badwater Marathon; Kristin Armstrong, who found solace and camaraderie in running with other women post-divorce; Olympic runner and two-time LA Marathon winner and Kenyan Lornah Kiplagat, Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim women's activist, Asra Nomani; Pam Reed who ran 300-miles in one run—and many more.

This book will inspire and motivate you to get off the couch and find your inner runner.

Marathon womenp. 1
The best medicinep. 13
Marathon momp. 23
Rusching around the worldp. 33
The transformation of a runnerp. 47
Fifty thousand miles and going strongp. 59
The leader of the packp. 71
Going the distancep. 81
See Jane runp. 91
Running freep. 99
A double lifep. 109
Beating the oddsp. 119
Renaissance runnerp. 131
Winning isn't the only thingp. 141
Unpacking the "girl box"p. 151
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ISBN: 9781580051835
ISBN-10: 1580051839
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 30th June 2006
Publisher: Seal Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26