Runner Kathrine Switzer on how she defied the marathon gender ban and the angry Scots official who tried to manhandle her out of the race Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/runner-kathrine-switzer-how-defied-7227474#x6w8cW59du9OTcvs.99
Sports/ BG scan Hopkington Ma. 4/19/1967 a hassle at the start of the BAA Marathon, as marathon director attempts to stop women runner 261 from competing. Other runners objected to Cloney's provincial attitude. number 261 was listed on the program as K. Switzer of Syracuse. Switzer remained in the marathon. United Press. International photo. Boston Marathon preivew, year of the women. bostonmarathon1967 -- Marathonhistory
Iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. She has been honored widely for her achievements, most recently being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame for creating positive social change.
A commemorative statue is being built to honor the inspirational father and son team (Team Hoyt) that races the Boston Marathon every year. They have run the Boston Marathon 30 times, which is their favorite race among over 1000 races from 5Ks to Ironmans that they have participated in to date. Read more about their story: http://www.teamhoyt.com/about/index.html ---------Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64A_AJjj8M4=player_embedded