Kōrero: Gender and sport

Sandy Barwick winning a 1,300-mile race, 1991

Sandy Barwick winning a 1,300-mile race, 1991

In 1991, 42-year old New Zealander Sandy Barwick became the first woman to finish the 1,300-mile (2,092-kilometre) Sri Chinmoy race in New York, then the world's longest certified foot race. Her six-day women’s world best of 549 miles (883.5 kilometres), set in 1990, was not broken until 2024. Barwick proved that women were capable of excelling in the most gruelling events.

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Reference: Sandy Barwick with Garth Gilmour, Unstoppable: the Sandy Barwick story. Auckland: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993

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Sally Shaw, 'Gender and sport - Women and sporting codes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40407/sandy-barwick-winning-a-1300-mile-race-1991 (accessed 16 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Sally Shaw, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2016