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Politics in sport: Top 10 moments

#7 Kathrine Switzer and the marathon, 1967 Our very own Switzer … well, that’s stretching the truth: Switzer is an American who lives in Wellington for six months of the year. She struck a famous blow for women’s rights by becoming the first registered woman runner to compete in the Boston Marathon. Women weren’t allowed…Read More

Trailblazer of women’s distance running

Kathrine Switzer’s uterus did not fall out. Neither did her chest sprout hair. She is a living, breathing myth-buster, still running the streets of Wellington and proving that women can run without turning into men. It’s so obvious today, but 40 years ago when Switzer unwittingly became a pioneer of women’s distance running such beliefs…Read More