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In Love with Life: Reflections on Friedrich Nietzsches Thus Spake Zarathustra by Osho

In his preface to Ecce Homo, Friedrich Nietzsche says: “With [Thus Spoke Zarathustra] I have given mankind the greatest present that has ever been made to it so far. This book, with a voice bridging centuries, is not only the highest book there is, the book that is truly characterized by the air of the heights — the whole fact of man lies beneath it at a tremendous distance — it is also the deepest, born out of the innermost wealth of truth, an inexhaustible well to which no pail descends without coming up again filled with gold and goodness.” Perhaps only a contemporary mystic like Osho could truly understand what Nietzsche meant by this statement. In Love with Life shares Osho’s understanding of both Nietzsche the man and of his seminal work, with extraordinary clarity and relevance to readers in the 21st century. Here, the reader learns much about the mysterious and revolutionary Persian mystic Zarathustra (Zoroaster), whom Nietzsche chose as a spokesperson. The result is an enchanting journey through a world where life is celebrated, not renounced, and where timeless truths prevail over the lies and distortions that continue to cripple our efforts to become healthy and whole.
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The First Woman to Officially Run the Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer, of Syracuse, N. She is an icon in runner's circles and among women in 20th Century sports, but most Americans may know Kathrine Switzer by the famous photographs that first surfaced in the Boston Globe that afternoon. In Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon.
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A history of women’s running

In , year-old Kathrine Switzer made history when she defiantly became the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon — even as race officials tried to physically stop her. A photo posted by NBC News nbcnews. The first time around, as a Syracuse University student, she registered for the marathon as K. Switzer, and no one seemed to notice she was a woman until two miles into the race. Her boyfriend at the time intervened, pushing Semple away while Switzer continued doing what she was doing — running. The club started putting on events, and eventually she got sponsored. Switzer then went on to create a global series of races in 27 countries with millions of women.

Please refresh the page and retry. T he thousands of spectators who line marathon routes are famous for screaming encouragement, but it has not always been that way. It is one of many moments that Kathrine Switzer recounts as she talks about her memories of becoming the first woman to officially run a marathon. It was and women were not allowed to run more than 1, metres in sanctioned races. Marathons were for men. But Switzer slipped through by signing her name on the entry form for the Boston marathon by using her initials, KV Switzer. The rules did not explicitly prevent women from running, but it was tradition rigorously upheld by the organisers.

Kathrine Virginia " Kathy " Switzer born January 5, , in Amberg , Germany [1] is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator. In , she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant. During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib; however, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer's boyfriend, Thomas Miller, who was running with her, and she completed the race. It was not until that women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially. Her family returned to the United States in

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From BC to , we look back and celebrate the history of female running:. The day after the men-only marathon, Greek woman Stamata Revithi runs the marathon course of the first modern Olympic Games.

A little over 50 years ago, it was not only unheard of to see a woman participate in an official marathon. Doctors and medical practitioners saw the act of women running for sport as flat out life altering— believing such extreme fallacies that if women ran such distances they would grow a masculine, muscular body and that their uteri would fall out. It was a belief that frustrated a then year-old Kathrine Switzer, and what eventually encouraged her to participate in the Boston Marathon. A journalist in training while attending Syracuse University, Switzer signed up for the race under her gender-neutral writing pseudonym, K. Switzer, in order to assure that no one would question her participation.

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  1. The day after the (men-only) marathon, Greek woman Stamata Revithi runs the marathon course of the first modern Olympic Games.

  2. Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator. In , she became the first woman to run the Boston.

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