The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion
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New York : Crown Publishers, 2017.
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Book
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First American edition.
ISBN
9781524759452, 1524759457, 9781524759445, 1524759449
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244 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : Crown Publishers, 2017.
Edition
First American edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781524759452, 1524759457, 9781524759445, 1524759449

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-241).
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"An unlikely convert to distance running finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running. Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. "Runner" was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, "a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory," was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from. As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial--running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to "get the hell out of my race"--But also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do."--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Menzies-Pike, C. (2017). The long run: a memoir of loss and life in motion (First American edition.). Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menzies-Pike, Catriona. 2017. The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion. Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Menzies-Pike, Catriona. The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion Crown Publishers, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Menzies-Pike, Catriona. The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion First American edition., Crown Publishers, 2017.

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