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Kathrine Switzer was attacked 50 years ago running in the Boston Marathon because she is a woman

S.China Morning Post Monday, 17 April 2017
Kathrine Switzer was a few miles into her history-making run at the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967, when Jock Semple, the co-director of the famous 26-mile race, suddenly appeared behind her and tried to shove her out of the competition. Semple’s lunge at Switzer was captured by national news photographers. What happened next changed running forever. Switzer’s boyfriend, Thomas Miller, threw a block that knocked Semple out of her way, allowing the 20-year-old runner from Syracuse...
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News video: Kathrine Switzer returns to the Boston Marathon

Kathrine Switzer returns to the Boston Marathon 01:01

Fifty years after making history, the first woman to ever register and finish the Boston Marathon is returning to run it again.

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