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).
Available now are a few rare copies of the first hard cover edition. All copies–both hard–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.
*By the way, the hard cover is expensive because when a book is first published in hard cover, only a limited number of copies are made. When those are sold, it is usually reprinted in soft cover (paperback). Since there are only a few of these first-editions left, they are considered collectors’ items.