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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.

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Firstly, I don’t usually write reviews, but felt I had to this time. I have wanted to buy this book since I first read about in the US version of Runner’s World and it didn’t disappoint. As a female runner, I found myself unable to put this down and even listened whilst running, which may have worried some of the people I ran past, given I was visibly trying not to cry at stages!

I loved listening to this and cannot say thank you enough to those girls/ladies who pushed the boundaries that allowed us to run with the freedom we have today.

I would encourage anyone to listen to this amazing true story.