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Legendary Boston Marathon Winner Burfoot Making Stop In Ridgefield

Marathon runner and editor Amby Burfoot will read from his book "First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles Of The Rebels, Rule-Breakers, And Visionaries Who Changed The Sport Forever" on July 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library.
Marathon runner and editor Amby Burfoot will read from his book "First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles Of The Rebels, Rule-Breakers, And Visionaries Who Changed The Sport Forever" on July 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library. Photo Credit: contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Boston Marathon winner and editor Amby Burfoot will make a stop in Ridgefield to meet with other runners and share his tales from his latest book.

He will read from his recently released book "First Ladies of Running: 22 Inspiring Profiles Of The Rebels, Rule-Breakers, And Visionaries Who Changed The Sport Forever" on Monday, July 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ridgefield Library.

"First Ladies of Running" tells the stories of runners who refused to give up despite the cultural and sports barriers they faced.

Doris Brown, Francie Larrieu, Mary Decker, Jackie Hansen, Miki Gorman and Grete Waitz are chronicled by Burfoot, an editor at Runner's World.

Burfoot, a Connecticut native, won the 1968 Boston Marathon. He has been a Runner's World magazine editor since 1978 and has completed 53 consecutive races at the Manchester Road Race held every Thanksgiving Day. He is the author of a half-dozen books on running.

This program is made possible thanks to the Noreen L. Papa - Mothers: Live Your Life fund. For more information and to make a donation click here .

It is also part of the Summer of Running program in celebration of the 40th year of the Wolfpit Running Club and the Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon. Summer of Running programs are co-sponsored by Ridgefield Running Company and Pamby's Ridgefield Half Marathon .

Register by clicking here . Click here to go to the Ridgefield Library Program Calendar.

The Ridgefield Library is at 472 Main St. The event is in the Main Program Room.

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