Trailblazer Returns to Boston, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, a runner officially entered as K.V. Switzer participated in the Boston Marathon. On Monday, she was doing it again at age 70.

Syracuse Alum Kathrine Switzer’s marathon in 1967 became historic because she was the first woman to complete the all-male race as an official entrant–her registration as “K.V. Switzer” hid her gender. The race resonated far beyond a footnote in the record books, when an official tried to force her from the course after a few miles.

The Post Standard 2017

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