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Famed Marathoner: ‘Show up’

Kathrine Switzer –the first woman to officially enter and run in the Boston Marathon– dismisses the suggestion that she was destined to compete that freezing day in April 1967.

“Destiny is about finishing the race, OK? You make the decision to do something and to see it through,” Switzer said. “So in everything you do…people who quit are going to be left behind. People who stay at home are left behind. Show up. Finish the race. Those are the things that get the job done and create your own destiny.”

The Citizen