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@KVSwitzer to run #TCSNYCMarathon to cap off historic year in women’s running >>

Kathrine Switzer knows how to make a 50-year anniversary count. The marathon running legend has just added another marathon to her calendar. The pioneer of women’s running made her mark in history books in 1967 when she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official race bib. Women weren’t allowed to run the course from Hopkinton to downtown Boston and when race director Jock Semple found out that a woman was in the midst of the mass of participants, he tried to pull her out. She refused to leave and finished the marathon making herself an icon for women in the sport. 50 years later, she’s adding a few lengthy footnotes to this story. RELATED: Interview: Kathrine Switzer on her 50-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Now in her seventh decade, Switzer took to the streets of Boston to honour her 50th anniversary. She showed up to the famous Massachuse...

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