Boston marathon 2017 hero - the famous pioneer participates in the iconic run again

Brave and strong-willed Kathrine Switzer redefined women's sports once and forever. This young woman took part in the 1967 Boston Marathon, though it used to be a men's-only sporting event. This year, the famous pioneer participates in the iconic run again.


Women started actively participating in sport not so long ago. Only in the 19th century ladies from the upper class got interested in tennis, skiing and horseback riding. In 1900, only three female athletes from Greece performed at the Olympic Games. Up to the second half of the 20th century women were considered too fragile to take part in competitive sports, then the iconic moment at the 1967 Boston Marathon became a great leap forward for the females devoted to sport from all over the world.

In fact, Switzer wasn't the first woman to finish the famous marathon

In 1966, Bobby Gibb completed the Boston Marathon without a bib. She trained for two years and covered 40 miles every day to get ready for the event. When the marathon began, Bobby just jumped into the race from the bushes, wearing men's sports clothes. She is widely recognized as the first woman in history to complete the Boston Marathon unofficially.


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9 Comments
williamrlaughlin
She makes feminists, regardless of sex, all proud! Kudos to the round pegs in square holes everywhere!
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Apr 18, 2017 8:03PM
Greg Litten
Impressive
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Apr 19, 2017 4:41PM
Darryl Taylor
Great woman.
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Apr 20, 2017 4:39PM
Mark G McAtee
How about Rosie in the 80's lol
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Apr 20, 2017 6:25PM
BettyMarie Shoaf
WOW!!
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Apr 20, 2017 8:14PM
Steven Hiatt
Very nice!!
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May 20, 2017 1:42PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
I saw her story on television and was so happy to see her boyfriend give that official the boot.
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Aug 5, 2017 8:30PM
Jeffrey Walker
Well done, it's Spirit that enhances Humanity not Myopic thought.
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Aug 6, 2017 2:39AM
Joseph Hannan
Played the lottery once 261and I hit it. Thankyou B.G.
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Aug 18, 2017 5:43PM

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