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Running Tide

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Benoit was a gold medal winner in the first Olympics' women's marathon in 1984. The story of her rise is almost a textbook lesson in athletic achievement. As a youngster in Maine, she engaged in a variety of sportstennis, baseball, field hockey, and skiing. Ultimately, she settled on a running career when an accident ended her skiing at age 15. She attributes her success to hard work and supportive friends, coaches, and parents who taught her that "winning was neither everything nor the only thing." This is a straightforward American success story devoid of overly controversial or sensational subject matter. Libraries with an eye toward the upcoming Olympic year may wish to add. William H. Hoffman, Ft. Myers-Lee Cty. P.L., Fla.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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YA This outstanding female athlete, acknowledged to be one of the three greatest American runners of this de cade, chronicles her love of sports from the age of three when she learned to ski. The most interesting aspects of the book are the sections that deal with the pressures of juggling academics and competition and the influence that cer tain teachers and coaches have exerted on her. The picture she presents of her self is of a living, real human and not a perfect, unapproachable public fig ure. Barbara Weathers, Duchesne Academy, Houston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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