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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

"Every time a female runner enters a marathon, a small offering should be made to Kathrine Switzer. Through her tenacity, stubbornness and belief that women can too run 26.2, she scaled the male bastion of the Boston Marathon that barred women from its race and helped to open its doors to women, which it officially did in 1972."

The Real Story of Kathrine Switzer's 1967 Boston Marathon-Life is For Participating. So freaking awesome.

Kathrine Switzer (Amberg, Bavaria, Alemanya ocupada, 5 de gener de 1947) és una feminista i antiga atleta estatunidenca, especialitzada en la prova de la marató. Al 1967 es va convertir en la primera dona a córrer la Marató de Boston, ja que fins a aquest moment es tractava d’una prova exclusivament per a homes. Per a això es va inscriure com a KV Switzer i va creuar la línia de sortida amb el dorsal 261 com si fos un corredor més.

"Get the hell ot of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race.

Kathrine Switzer, the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the 1967 Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event despite being physically attacked by a race official. Click through for pictures.

Kathrine Switzer, the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the 1967 Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event despite being physically attacked by a race official.

Katherine Switzer, running the Boston marathon in 1967-before women were allowed. The race organizer clawed at her, trying to drag her off the course. But she finished! Amazing!   #oisellestartinglines

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In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

KATHERINE SWITZER FIRST FEMALE TO RUN IN BOSTON MARATHON 1967  Downloaded by Susie Cox 5/31/15

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What’s Current: Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon 50 years after an official tried to kick her off the route for being female

runningvegan: ““When Kathrine Switzer first ran the Boston Marathon in a race official tried to physically remove her from the route after he discovered that she was female. Today, 50 years later, the now Switzer has successfully.

Kathrine Switzer On Her Return To The Boston Marathon - great interview from Women's Running

Fifty years after she became the first woman to run the race as a registered entrant, Kathrine Switzer returns to the start line.

През 1967г. Катрин Суитцър става първата жена, участник в Бостънския маратон. Както се вижда, организаторите никак не са щастливи от това.

Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

Watch this video to learn more about the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer, in 1967 and returned to run it again 50 years later in 2017.

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