In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her first historic run in 1967, her best-selling book Marathon Woman (DaCapo Press) is being re-launched in an updated edition that includes a new introduction directed to the women of 2017. Runners and non-runners alike relate to Kathrine’s determination and fearlessness in pushing though barriers, and more and more of them use the book as a way to inspire themselves in their own challenges, and laugh with her over her self-deprecating humor.
Marathon Woman (Carroll & Graf Publishers) was first published in April 2007. In April 2008, Marathon Woman won the Billie Award for journalism for its inspiring portrayal and historical significance of one woman athlete’s vision and work to create global opportunities. Switzer first changed history in 1967 when she joined the then all-male Boston Marathon and finished, despite being attacked by the race director and nearly thrown out of the event. She went on to run 39 marathons, won the New York City Marathon and led the drive to get the women’s marathon into the Olympic Games. She is still running today. As a leader, athlete and woman, Switzer continues to inspire people everywhere. She tells her story in this powerful, frank, inspiring and often funny book that has been delighting women AND men readers and reviewers everywhere. In 2009, the soft-cover and updated edition of MARATHON WOMAN was launched. (Da Capo Press).
All copies have Kathrine’s personal autograph. All copies are available for personalized messages by Kathrine. Please include this request in the SPECIAL NOTE section of your order. NOTE: Due to Kathrine’s residency in New Zealand, delivery of personalized orders will take an extra week to process once order is received and her message will be inscribed on a custom bookplate for you to place in the book once it arrives. Thank you!