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By Paula Edelson

ISBN-10: 0816045658

ISBN-13: 9780816045655

ISBN-10: 1438107897

ISBN-13: 9781438107899

The accomplishments of ladies within the activities are inspirational and remarkable. From the ladies who first broke via gender boundaries to the ladies who've benefited from their predecessors ground-breaking selection

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In 1989, Charlie Blair died after a long bout with cancer. Grieving for her father, who was her original skating mentor, Bonnie decided to take a break from the ice. She hung up her skates and began cycling, with the hope of competing in the sport someday. Blair was not the first speed skater to be enticed by cycling; in the 1970s, SHEILA YOUNG had won world championships in both speed skating and cycling. But Blair was not as successful in the saddle as she was on the ice, and she soon returned to her original sport.

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