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Impossible For A Woman

Written by: George Chittenden : 21 Jul 2019

Kathrine Switzer was told that running a 26-mile marathon was impossible for a woman. In 1967 she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. During the race, Boston Marathon official Jock Semple attempted to stop her and grab her official bib.

Despite this, she completed the race. Surprisingly, it wasn’t until 1972 when women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially.

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