Kathrine Switzer, Nicole DeBoom are ‘fearless’, Daily Camera by Mike Sandrock

When Kathrine Switzer went to register for the 1967 Boston Marathon, she was confident she could cover the 26.2 miles. Only one problem, she discovered — a woman had never registered for the race since its founding in 1897. Switzer

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Five Questions With Kathrine Switzer, Boston Magazine by Melissa Malamut

In 1967, a 19-year-old journalism student named Kathrine Switzer registered for the Boston Marathon under her initials only, because women were not yet allowed to run the race. The infamous images (above and below) shows a B.A.A. official trying to rip off her bib.

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The Boston Marathon Has Been Breaking Gender Barriers Since 1966, Huffington Post

by Elisabeth Epstein Marathons are a funny thing. Why would anyone want to voluntarily put his or her body through so much pain and mental anguish just to run 26.2 miles? It’s easy. The feeling of accomplishment. A marathon proves

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1st woman to run Boston Marathon – Witness – BBC News

Video Interview with Kathrine Switzer during the inaugural 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, Spain http://youtu.be/aO2ChjVGL7

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Boston Marathon Pioneer Kathrine Switzer

Video Excerpt from Kathrine’s talk  at UMass Boston on April 17, 2014. http://youtu.be/4eNbKv-9UdQ

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Strength in numbers prove the Boston Marathon is stronger than ever, The Record by Christine Blanchett

The bombings last year killed three people, including Martin Richard from Dorchester, who was eight years old and waiting to hug his father, Bill after finishing. At least 176 were hospitalized, including 17 critically injured. In a gruesome spectacle, several

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Throwback Thursday: When Women First Ran the Marathon, Boston Magazine

By Eric Randall With so many women in the race this year, it’s hard to remember a time when their participation was revolutionary. On Monday, nearly half of the 35,000 runners participating in the Boston Marathon will be women. There

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Female runners took long, hard road to the Boston Marathon, Toronto Star

By Bob Ramsay Nearly 40 years since women were first allowed to run in the Boston Marathon, the world’s most prestigious long-distance race may finally be on the verge of gender equality. Next Monday, the Boston Marathon could well become

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Half the Road is an Enraging Portrait of the Entrenched Sexism in Competitive Sports, Village Voice

By Diana Clark Early in the documentary Half the Road, director and professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine interviews Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon — at a time (1967) when people believed that women who ran more

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Anniversary: Boston Marathon 2013, by Kathrine Switzer, AOL.com

There is an expression in marathon running that you go through a lifetime of experience every time you run one. It’s absolutely true, because the marathon is not just something you can go out and do; you need to train

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