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Hectic prerace week doesn’t slow Samson Kipchurcher, by Charles Salzer, New Orleans Advocate

…Stone, a former athlete at St. Michael the Archangel High School, said she was more pleased with the time she ran than placing first. Like all race finishers of both genders, she was greeted by women’s marathon advocate Kathrine Switzer.

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Switzer puts a face on women’s athletes, by Charles Salzer, New Orleans Advocate

It was a moment that is credited with breaking the gender barrier for women in distance running. It was also a moment that changed Kathrine Switzer’s life. At the 1967 Boston Marathon, the only thing a 20-year-old Switzer wanted was

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