The 22 First Ladies

First Ladies of Running includes in-depth profile/histories of the following 22 runners (in chronological order):

Grace Butcher
Julia Chase
Doris Brown
Merry Lepper
Roberta Gibb
Kathrine Switzer
Sara Mae Berman
Judy Ikenberry
Mary Decker
Nina Kuscsik
Francie Larrieu
Cheryl Bridges
Joan Ullyot
Charlotte Lettis
Jacqueline Hansen
Miki Gorman
Gayle Barron
Marilyn Bevans
Patti Catalano
Grete Waitz
Joan Benoit
Oprah Winfrey

In addition, First Ladies of Running briefly notes (a paragraph or two each) significant contributions from the following pioneer women runners:

Ruth Anderson, Ann Audain, Laurie Binder, Mary Etta Boitano, Beth Bonner, Cindy Bremser, Julie Brown, Lyn Carman, Eileen Claugus, Nancy Conz, Marty Cooksey, Merry Cushing, Jacqueline Dixon, Jacequeline Gareau, Francie Kraker Goodridge, Donna Gookin, Dale Grieg, Francis Hayward, Debbie Heald, Abby Hoffman, Mavis Hutchinson, Marion Irvine, Helen Klein, Ingrid Kristiansen, Chantal Langlace, Diane Leather, Marie Louise-Ledru, Chris McKenzie, Eleonora Mendonca, Jan Merrill, Kim Merritt, Kathy Mills, Madeline Manning Mims, Lorraine Moller, Rosa Mota, Marie Mulder, Peg Neppel, Anni Pede-Erdkamp, Sue Peterson, Arlene Pieper Stine, Allison Roe, Ruth Rothfarb, Mildred Sampson, Cathy Schiro O'Brien, Julie Shea, Joyce Smith, Christa Vahlensieck, Caroline Walker, Sylvia Weiner, Priscilla Welch, Maureen Wilton


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