A Running Start

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This frank and entertaining book looks at the doors she tore down to create opportunities that today’s women athletes currently enjoy. Lynda Huey’s and Billy Jean King’s autobiographies are the two main stories of women athletes in the 1960s. “Stabbing accuracy about racism, harassment, the downgrading of women in sports and other vital issues” – Publishers Weekly, 1976

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Written before Title IX offered increased access to women in sports, A Running Start tells the story of a high school cheerleader from white suburbia who leaps into the black sports world of track and field, training alongside many of the world’s fastest male sprinters. Lynda coached at several universities, finding second-class status at every turn. This frank and entertaining book looks at the doors she tore down to create opportunities that today’s women athletes currently enjoy. Lynda Huey’s and Billy Jean King’s autobiographies are the two main stories of women athletes in the 1960s. “Stabbing accuracy about racism, harassment, the downgrading of women in sports and other vital issues” – Publishers Weekly, 1976

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