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8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 –14,000 Registered in 2015 Race, Huffington Post by Beverly Wettenstein

On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, 20, a journalism major at Syracuse University, entered the Boston Marathon as “K.V. Switzer,” wearing a bulky sweatsuit. At the time, the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) did not admit women into marathons. Switzer became

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