Photo by @paulnicklen #onassignment for @natgeo in #Hawaii. The "train" is a technique invented by #hawaiian watermen to train lifeguards. The first runner, waterwoman @haakeaulana is carrying a 50 lb rock and towing 3 other lifeguards, including her legendary father #Briankeaulana and @samkapoi. With @cristinamittermeier in #makahabeach , #thephotosociety.
"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."