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Archive for May 2017

Meet Your Heroes

Morning is breaking in downtown DC. And here I am — just about holding it together — panting along the path that runs by the Tidal Basin shimmering in the early morning light in esteemed company: the stone effigies of Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Franklin D Roosevelt and …MC Hammer? But yes, I hear…Read More

The Anniversary

On April 19, 1967, 20 year old Kathrine Switzer started the Boston Marathon, then closed to women, after registering as K.V. Switzer. After 2 miles, the irate race director, Jock Semple, tried to force Switzer off the course. Her boyfriend, Tom Miller, fought Semple off, and Switzer went on to finish. Fifty years after that…Read More