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The Woman Who Changed Running Forever, Fan First Magazine

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer put on bib number 261, ran the Boston Marathon, and earned icon status when an official tried to yank her from the race. She became the first registered woman to run a marathon, and today she continues to run and to fight for women in the sports field. By Sophia…Read More

There was a time a woman conquering the Boston Marathon was unheard of

By Catherine Porter, The Star Long-distance running of any kind was considered unsuited to the delicate second sex, but Kathrine Switzer changed all that.  Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon.  This was 46 years ago. At mile two, a miserable man named Jock Semple tried to drag her off…Read More