Charity Nebbe talks with Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon
Runner and author Kathrine Switzer first made headlines in 1967 when the Boston Marathon race commissioner yanked her from the course by her sweatshirt. Today, she’s written three books and tours the world spreading her message that anybody can run a marathon. She was keynote speaker at the IMT Marathon in Des Moines’ pasta dinner which took place Sunday, October 18.
She says it was great to see so many women running the marathon in Des Moines given the fact that women have really only recently been able to enter those races.