Beyond Triathlon

A Dual Memoir of Masters Women Athletes

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About the Book

   Present-day female students most likely do not remember a time without Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students from sex-based discrimination and exclusion in education programs or activities. Title IX benefits all women, especially female athletes, and protects women from not having equal access to the opportunities their male counterparts have. These two memoirs recount the lives of Celeste Callahan and Dottie Dorion who were athletes before Title IX was passed. Callahan and Dorion were runners and triathletes who constantly battled gender norms and stereotypes. The memoirs of the two athletes consist of oral and written accounts stitched together to form their journey through sport against societal standards and pressures.

About the Author(s)

   Celeste Callahan was an English teacher and had articles published in magazines. She took up running in the mid-1970s, triathlon in the mid-1980s, founded an all women triathlon training group in 1997, and served on a number of International Triathlon Union and USA Triathlon committees and was a member of the USA Triathlon executive board.

   Dorothy Simpson Dorion is an accomplished artist, has a professional and educational background in nursing, education, and sports. She worked for Title IX compliance in Northeast Florida, and developed numerous active wellbeing and health care programs. She started running in the early 1970s, took up triathlon in the early 1980s and was a member of the International Triathlon Union Women’s Committee. In the 1990s she worked to encourage women in developing countries to participate in triathlons.

   Jane E. Hunt is an assistant professor at Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia with a research interest in women and individual participatory sports. A runner and triathlete, she is also president of a local triathlon club.

Bibliographic Details

Celeste Callahan and Dorothy Simpson Dorion with Jane E. Hunt
Foreword by Sarah Springman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8170-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4193-5
Imprint: McFarland