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Strong Like Her

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Strong Like Her. A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers, and Unstoppable Athletes is a book by journalist Haley Shapley who presents the awe-inspiring account of women’s athleticism throughout history. The book tells the history of female strength to understand how the physical power of women can be encouraged and celebrated.

The book presents por­traits of awe-inspiring ath­letes, illuminating the lives and accomplish­ments of storied female sports stars including Jaimie Monahan, Annette Kellerman, Rose Pitonof, and Gertrude Ederle. whose con­tributions to society go far beyond their entries in record books.

Author[edit]

Haley Shapley is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Fodor’s, SELF, and more. She has cycled 206 miles from Seattle to Portland, summited the highest glaciated peak in the continental United States, competed in a bodybuilding show, and finished a marathon.

2020 WOWSA Awards[edit]

Strong Like Her. A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers and Unstoppable Athletes by Haley Shapley was nominated for the 2020 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category with the following nomination: Strong Like Her. A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers and Unstoppable Athletes is a book by Haley Shapley that shares stories of various female athletes with larger-than-life characters and historic achievements that were mind boggling and record-shattering. Shapley tells the history of female strength to understand more profoundly how the physical power, stamina, endurance and creative vision of women can be encouraged and celebrated from the early 20th century to contemporary times. For illuminating the lives and accomplishments of four swimmers including Annette Kellerman, Rose Pitonof, Gertrude Ederle and Jaimie Monahan, for portraying these swimmer together with other famous female athletes, and for describing how their contributions to society - sometimes obvious, sometimes not - go far beyond their record-setting swims, Strong Like Her. A Celebration of Rule Breakers, History Makers and Unstoppable Athletes by Haley Shapley is a worthy nominee for the 2020 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

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