Mighty Moe

The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Running Revolutionary
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Product Number: DD46925
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781974974030
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Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox present Mighty Moe, the untold true story of runner Maureen Wilton, whose world record-breaking marathon time at age 13 was met first with misogyny and controversy, but ultimately with triumph. In 1967, a 13-year-old girl named Maureen Wilton set the women's world marathon record, running 26.2 miles in 3:15:23. Nicknamed "Little Mo" by her track teammates, Wilton was already a headline-making athlete. But her accomplishment was greeted with controversy and misogynistic accusations of cheating. Wilton receded into the background, left the sport, and kept her achievement secret. This is the story of what happened, and how Maureen found her way back to the sport decades later as the mother of a young runner herself. Introduction by Katherine Switzer, first official female participant of the Boston Marathon in 1967.

Author(s): Rachel Swaby, Kit Fox
Genre: Sports

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Author(s): Rachel Swaby, Kit Fox
Product Number EB00742197
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374311612

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