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First Woman to Enter Boston Marathon Runs It Again, 50 Years Later

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Kathrine Switzer, First Female to run Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer, First Female to Run Boston Marathon amidst attempts to drive her from the course.

In 1967, it was unheard of that a woman was physically strong enough to run in the Boston Marathon. Women were not allowed to run in fact. Kathrine Switzer registered as K.V. Switzer and ran the marathon “illegally” while attempts were made to physically drive her from the race.  She finished that day and it marked the beginning of a new chapter in sports history. Today at 70, Switzer returned to Boston, 50 years later, to run the Boston Marathon under the same number 261.
News Source: The New York Times – First Woman to Enter Boston Marathon Runs It Again, 50 Years Later – The New York Times

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