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Marathon Woman
NY, Carroll & Graf, (2007). The memoir of the first woman to register and run in the Boston Marathon, in 1967. (Bobbi Gibb ran the previous year, by jumping in from her starting point in the forsythia bushes; Gibb also ran unregistered again in this year.) Switzer registered for the marathon as "K.V. Switzer," and was then famously photographed being attacked by a race official at mile four, who was himself body-checked by Switzer's boyfriend. The Associated Press picked up the story and the photos ran with the caption "Who Says Chivalry is Dead?" (Because, Men.) Signed by Switzer, who has added, "Go for it!." Slight corner taps, else fine in a fine, price-clipped dust jacket, with jacket blurbs by Billie Jean King, Grete Waitz, and Joan Benoit Samuelson. [#033908] $45

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