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320 West 57th Street, Ground Floor
New York,NYUnited States

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October 2018

October 31, 2018 at 1:00 pmNovember 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
320 West 57th Street, Ground Floor
New York,NYUnited States

In the 1960s and ‘70s, female endurance athletes were either treated as second class citizens or barred entirely from participating in the world’s great marathons. But, at the 1972 New York City Marathon, six women gathered at the starting line to challenge that unequal treatment. For ten minutes, the women staged a sit-down strike, refusing to begin the race. A photo of the protest, published in a big New York Times spread, sent shockwaves through the running world and set…

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