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Women Who Run

By Shanti Sosienski

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.

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  • 796.42082 Sos, Nonfiction

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1580051839


Format: Book
Author: Sosienski, Shanti
Title: Women who run / by Shanti Sosienski.
Publisher Date: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, an imprint of Avalon Pub. Group, Inc., c2006.
Subject: Women runners -- Case studies.
Isbn: 1580051839
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 796.42082 Sos
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Format: Book
Author: Sosienski, Shanti
Title: Women who run / by Shanti Sosienski.
Publisher, Date: Emeryville, CA : Seal Press, an imprint of Avalon Pub. Group, Inc., c2006.
Description: xx, 177 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Women runners -- Case studies.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-174).
Contents: Marathon women -- The best medicine -- Marathon mom -- Rusching around the world -- The transformation of a runner -- Fifty thousand miles and going strong -- The leader of the pack -- Going the distance -- See Jane run -- Running free -- A double life -- Beating the odds -- Renaissance runner -- Winning isn't the only thing -- Unpacking the "girl box".
LCCN: 2006005460
ISBN: 1580051839
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 796.42082 Sos