Iconic Runner Hoping for a New Revolution

Image result for kathrine switzer national senior gamesFour hours, 20 minutes.

That was how long it took Boston Marathon participant No. 261 to run 26.2 miles on April 19, 1967 — a run taht catapulted 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer from anonymity to historical icon in her sport and for gender equality.

As the first woman to officially register complete the race as a registered participant, it was a watershed moment for the sport and, thanks to a series of photos of her being attacked on the course by a race official trying to rip off her racing bib once he discovered she was competing, it became a galvanizing moment in the women’s rights movement of the era.

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