Marathon Woman

  • by Kathrine Switzer
  • Narrated by Kathrine Switzer
  • 12 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Katherine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, where she was attacked by one of the event's 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 book details the struggles and achievements of a pioneering woman in sports.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.


What the Critics Say

"A thoughtfully written memoir...[Switzer is] still running strong; she's headed back to Boston this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her 1967 pioneering run, making this a perfect time to brush up on running history." (Mother Runner)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


Wow! What an inspiring and full of real stories book! Must read for every woman and man runner.
Read full review

- Dorota S.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio