On this day: Kathrine Switzer in 1967

In Times Gone By...

1967: A race official tries to physically remove Kathrine Switzer – the Boston Marathon’s first registered female runner – from the race, while other runners try to protect her. Her boyfriend is at the right of the picture, and was later photographed shoving the official to the ground.

It would be another five years before women were allowed to join the race.

1967 A race official tries to physically remove Kathrine Switzer - the Boston Marathon’s first registered female runner - from the race, while other runners try to protect her. It would be another five years before women were allo

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5 thoughts on “On this day: Kathrine Switzer in 1967

    1. It seems really, really recent when they finally let women in. I just don’t see why it was so offensive for her to do it – she was clearly holding her own with the men!

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