Kathrine Switzer

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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.
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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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An official told Kathrine Switzer to "get the hell out" of the race in 1967. Nevertheless, she persisted.
Healthy Living
There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest.
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On May 7, the inaugural Women's Right to Run 19k will be held in Seneca Falls, New York, the birthplace of women's rights.
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The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.
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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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When K.V. Switzer filled out her application to run the Boston Marathon, she wasn't being secretive; that was how Kathrine Switzer signed her name. The first woman to run the Marathon, she had help in fending off the race official who tried to remove her.
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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.
Impact
A marathon proves that the world is your oyster; that your dreams are limitless; that you can do anything you put your mind to; that mind always conquers matter. This is especially the case for female runners Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer.
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In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name "K.V. Switzer," making her the
Religion
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New York
A path for women has been blazed at the NYC marathon. But in places like the Congo and Afghanistan, a girl's first encounter with running usually involves running away from danger.
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