There was a time a woman conquering the Boston Marathon was unheard of

By Catherine Porter, The Star

Long-distance running of any kind was considered unsuited to the delicate second sex, but Kathrine Switzer changed all that.  Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon.  This was 46 years ago. At mile two, a miserable man named Jock Semple tried to drag her off the course, shouting “Get the hell out of my race.”… I was one of more than 2,100 women racing in the Niagara FallsWomen’s Half-Marathon. Switzer was there at the start line to cheer us on.