Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kathrine Switzer - boston marathon 1967

I Love Superheroes: Wonderwoman

"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 NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29." (via kateoplis)Wiki
 I'm always amazed to realize that things like that happened not long ago.

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