Kathrine Switzer

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Race Director Jock Semple grabs Katherine Switzer during the 1967 Boston Marathon.

Kathrine Switzer

Here’s why the bib number 261 at the Boston Marathon is so significant.


Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOGXvBAmTsY


Boston Marathon: Meet the first woman to run it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO2ChjVGL7c


Kathrine V. Switzer became the first woman with an official number to run the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967, despite race director Jock Semple’s attempt to forcefully stop her near the two-mile mark http://www.boston.stfi.re/sports/boston-marathon/2017/03/28/heres-why-the-bib-number-261-at-the-boston-marathon-is-so-significant

​ Mile 10: Kathrine Switzer Meets Her Nemesis Again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2PtzRVkiqU

More background https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathrine_Switzer

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