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WATCH: Edgar B. Herwick III Versus Boston's Roller Derby 'Dames'


You don’t have to go as far as Serena Williams’ high profile run at tennis’ Grand Slam or the US Women’s heady World Cup win for proof that women’s athletics has come of age. Right in our backyard, the Boston Derby Dames – a four-team, all-female roller derby league – have been showcasing a gritty blend of speed, power and tenacity for more than a decade.

And as Edgar B Herwick III (@ebherwick3) from WGBH's Curiosity Desk learned, it's not so easy to learn to skate like a girl. 



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