It is proved. Women, like wine, get better with age!
In 1967, when women were barred from running the marathon, Kathrine Switzer, did something unusual.
For 1967 Boston Marathon, she registered herself as K V Switzer, to hide her gender. A race official tried to physically remove her after he discovered that she was a female.
Kathrine Switzer, who is now 70, ran another marathon on Monday.
Read her amazing story.
1967: When she was removed from Boston Marathon.
Definitely, a struggling moment for the path-breaker.
She participated in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago and this year, too.
She wrote in an essay for the New York Times…
Yet, she covered the marathon in 1967 in 4 hours 20 minutes.
This time, in 2017 she was a little slow, she covered it in 4:44:31.
Wow! The ecstatsy on her face.
You are an inspiration for all of us, lady!
She has competed in over 30 marathons so far.
Kathrine is much more than just an athlete.
She has been an Emmy Award-winning television commentator, a sports and social activist and an author, too. She is also the founder of 261 Fearless, a running club for women. 261 was her number of jersey she wore in 1967 marathon.
Switzer began 2017 Boston Marathon wearing the same number, 261.
To her delight, she was given the honour of firing the gun.
Kathrine has a strong message for all the women.
Being a trailblazer, she has this to say, “We learned that women are not deficient in endurance and stamina and that running requires no fancy facilities or equipment. Women’s marathoning has created a global legacy.”
Lady, you have a point here!
There is no stopping her!
— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) 20 Απριλίου 2017
— Kathrine Switzer (@KVSwitzer) 19 Απριλίου 2017