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Kathrine Switzer creates the International AVON Marathon circuit with the dream of bringing the women's marathon into the Olympics.

Kathrine Switzer creates the International AVON Marathon circuit with the dream of bringing the women's marathon into the Olympics.

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Fearless Women

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Katherine Switzer. The first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon despite being physically attacked by a race official.

Katherine Switzer. The first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon despite being physically attacked by a race official.

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

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Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

50 Women Who Shaped America's Health - Kathrine Switzer, First Female Marathoner

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50 Women Who Shaped America's Health - Kathrine Switzer, First Female Marathoner

Kathrine Switzer. She was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a numbered entry.  She competed in 1967--FIVE years before women were officially allowed to compete.  She won it in 1974--TWO years after women could officially compete.

Kathrine Switzer. She was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with a numbered entry. She competed in 1967--FIVE years before women were officially allowed to compete. She won it in 1974--TWO years after women could officially compete.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29. GO GIRL!

The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the 1974 NYC marathon (women's division) with a time of 3:07:29. GO GIRL!

Overview of what it takes to qualify for the Boston Marathon and why so many people want to do it.

Overview of what it takes to qualify for the Boston Marathon and why so many people want to do it.

Melissa Malamut with Boston Magazine catches up with Kathrine during the 2014 Boston Marathon weekend festivities.  Five Questions with Kathrine Switzer. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2014/04/22/five-questions-kathrine-switzer/

Five Questions With Kathrine Switzer

Melissa Malamut with Boston Magazine catches up with Kathrine during the 2014 Boston Marathon weekend festivities. Five Questions with Kathrine Switzer. http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2014/04/22/five-questions-kathrine-switzer/

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