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Kathrine Switzer, Pioneering Boston Marathon Runner, on Fight to Stay in 1967 Male-Dominated Race - Democracy Now - Kathrine Switzer - Marathon Woman

Kathrine Switzer, Pioneering Boston Marathon Runner, on Fight to Stay in 1967 Male-Dominated Race – Democracy Now

Learn more about this special program on PBS on Democracy Now! and see Amy Goodman’s Maker’s interview, visithttp://owl.li/i4npk. The new PBS documentary, “Makers: Women Who Make America,” tells the story of how women have shaped the United States over the last 50 years through political and personal empowerment. Narrated by Meryl Streep, “Makers” shares the stories of legendary figures such as Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey, to lesser known pioneers such as Kathrine Switzer. In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. Her run made headlines when a top race official tried to forcibly remove her from the race. She ended up finishing the marathon and making history.


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