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Archive for April 2014

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. The hunky guy body checking that official was her boyfriend at the time. (Ah, chivalry.) Despite the…Read More

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 will be 396 women named Jennifer alone. There will be 238 Sarahs, and 188 Amys.…Read More

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 the latest front in a second American Revolution. Leading the fight will be the 16,560…Read More

Anniversary: Boston Marathon 2013, by Kathrine Switzer,

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 for it. It takes a long time to be able to run for 26 miles,…Read More