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Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

Women and Sport: The Long Road Up

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June 21st 2016:261-Fearless, Then and Now

The program spotlights the Kathrine Switzer life story; the woman who entered and finished the Boston marathon (by her initials only and long hair tucked under a hat), who finished that race even after a race organizer tried to literally knock her off the course, the woman who organized marathons for women internationally drawing thousands of participants and eventually convincing the IOC in 1984 to open a marathon event to women, and tells the exciting story of her life...Still being written strong as she has founded a new non-profit 261-Fearless in order to use running as a vehicle to empowe

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Kathrine Switzer

Kathrine V. Switzer K.V. Switzer, as she registered for the Boston Marathon 1967, is an athlete, author, commentator and advocate. Her remarkable accomplishment of being the first woman to officially enter and finish the Boston Marathon, despite being attacked by a race official because she was female, was captured in an iconic photo Time-Life identified as one of ‘The 100 photos that changed the world’. Kathrine, who has run 39 marathons and continues running today, won the New York City Marathon in 1974 and her 2:51 marathon in Boston was ranked 6th in the world at the time. Possibly her most remarkable success, however, was the tireless and strategic march to get the IOC to add mara
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