Kathrine Switzer


Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer is an American author, television commentator and marathon runner.

Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon ... by MAKERS


In 1967, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry.

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States.

Boston Marathon: Meet the first woman to run it - BBC News by BBC News


During her run, race official Jock Semple attempted to stop Switzer and grab her official bib; however, he was shoved to the ground by Switzer's boyfriend, who was running with her, and she completed the race.

John Duncan "Jock" Semple was a Scottish-American runner, physical therapist, trainer, and sports official.


It was not until 1972 that women were allowed to run the Boston Marathon officially.

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