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Katherine Switzer, Marathoner, Then and Now

By Bbenzon @bbenzon
Kathrine Switzer (1947- ) USA athlete, campaigner. First woman to run the Boston Marathon, 1967. Attacked during the race by an official trying to stop her, she finished and struck a blow for women’s equality. Now 71 she is running the London Marathon under her Boston number 261. pic.twitter.com/BW5lorDav2 — Womans_Place_UK (@Womans_Place_UK) April 22, 2018

Hey it’s a sea of red as I collect my bib number for the @VirginMoney @LondonMarathon and later visit the suffragette statue and think of those women, who like all of us, defy the status quo! Wish us luck today! #261Fearless #adidasWomen #adidasRunning #Bose pic.twitter.com/ayaczvKqwS — Kathrine Switzer (@KVSwitzer) April 21, 2018


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