Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run and finish the Boston Marathon. On the 50th anniversary of her historic race, she celebrated by running the race again.
BOSTON - (April 17, 2017) - The elevator door swung open on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Boston hotel and Kathrine Switzer
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The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.
Kathrine Switzer became the first female to officially enter and run. The photo of a race official forcibly attempting to stop her and grabbing for her race numbers was the photo shot heard round the world. Life magazine listed the photo as one of the "100 Photographs That Changed The World."
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As I listened to Kathrine Switzer describe her preparation for and her participation in the 1967 Boston Marathon, I knew that I was listening to an amazing history.
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