Lucy Walker was the first woman to summit the Matterhorn and the Eiger—in a billowing dress—but she nearly vanished from history
Wilma Rudolph won three Olympic golds and was among the first athletes to use her celebrity to fight for civil rights
Cyclist Tillie Anderson came out of nowhere to shatter records, dominate her competition, and earn the world champion title during the late-19th-century women's racing craze
When Gertrude Ederle swam the notorious strait in 1926, she beat the times of all the men before her. By two hours. In a violent storm.