Inspiring Women - Kathrine Switzer
Mark.Freed / 23 Jun 2018
Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer (born January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany is an American marathon runner, author, and television commentator.
In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib; however, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer's boyfriend, Thomas Miller, who was running with her, and she completed the race. It was not until 1972 that women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially.
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