The Winning  Spirit
Life Lessons Learned
In Last Place
About (Biography)

Zoe Koplowitz is the award-winning author of The Winning Spirit: Life Lessons Learned In Last Place. The book was hailed by critics as "consistently affecting...memorable... and uproarious."  It was selected as one of the top motivational books of the year and received the Barnes & Noble "Books for a Better Life Award."  

Although she lives with the daily challenges of both multiple sclerosis and diabetes, she has successfully completed a total of twenty two marathons, all in last place.  Her thirty-three hour, nine-minute run has set a world record for the longest marathon in the history of women's running.

Zoe has been featured on numerous TV and radio programs including Saturday Night Live, "The Today Show", the Lifetime Network, CNN, ESPN, and many others.  She also holds the distinction of being featured in a Milk Mustache Ad.

Her volunteer work has been recognized by several organizations including the National MS Society, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Achilles Track Club and the Sara Lee Corp.  In addition, L'eggs Pantyhose honored Zoe as a "Woman Who Shapes The World" and donated $50,000 to the Multiple Sclerosis Society on her behalf.

Zoe's marathons have become a metaphor for self-acceptance and personal achievement.  Her transformational journey of the spirit has captured the imagination of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, superseding the boundaries of race, class and economics.

In speeches across the country, she shares the true stories and lessons that she has learned in the course of her marathon adventures.  Chief among them is the importance of faith, intention and commitment coupled with the dynamic power of humor, friendship and self-acceptance.

Perhaps the greatest lesson of all that Zoe shares in her presentations applies to both every day life as well as the marathon course.

                   The race belongs not only to
                        the swift and strong -
                but to those who keep on running
                          Words To Live By ...

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