Without training, this 13-year-old shattered world records for running in 1967 -- unfortunately, it happened shortly after Kathrine Switzer's headline-making Boston marathon entry, and Mancuso's feat was all but forgotten.
In the 60s, an Italian woman was abducted and raped - and then pressured to marry her rapist. She instead took him to court and got him tossed into jail.
"Life is too short not to do what you want to do... It's never too late. So start doing what you love doing now."
While this is a dystopian nightmare that should never have happened, her fortitude is still stunning.