Kathrine Switzer





Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer is the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She entered and completed the race in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it.


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On the eve of the 2012 Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer– the first woman to officially enter and run the race– celebrates the 40th anniversary of the year that changed everything. To my regular readers and friends, my apologies: I haven't written a blog in almost two years. In many ways, these have been the most exceptional 24 months of my life, and I promise to tell you about them in the near...

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Marathon Woman: Running the...
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“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”
Kathrine Switzer, 26.2: Marathon Stories

“I could feel my anger dissipating as the miles went by--you can't run and stay mad!”
Kathrine Switzer, Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

“When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.”
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