The Long Run

Author(s): Catriona Menzies-Pike

Biography & Memoir

No one ever expected Catriona Menzies-Pike to run a marathon. She hated running, and was a hopeless athlete. When she was twenty her parents died suddenly - and for a decade she was stuck. She started running on a whim, and finally her grief started to move too. Until very recently, it was frowned upon for women to run long distances. Running was deemed unladylike - and probably dangerous. How did women's running go from being suspect to wildly popular? How does a high school klutz become a marathon runner? This fascinating book combines memoir and cultural history to explore the rich and contradictory topic of women and running.

$29.99(AUD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781925344479
  • : Affirm Press
  • : Affirm Press
  • : March 2016
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Catriona Menzies-Pike
  • : Paperback
  • : 316
  • : en
  • : 796.42092
  • : 304