❝ In 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer made history when she defiantly became the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon — even as race officials tried to physically stop her.
Fifty years later, she finished the race again, donning the same number: 261.
❝ “I just ran the fastest marathon I’ve run in 46 years,” she told NBC News after crossing the finish line Monday.
❝ It’s an impressive feat for someone whose coach once told her, “No dame ain’t ever run no marathon.”
Her story is well-known, especially to female runners.
As well as aficionados of sport – and more. RTFA for the whole story. She’s still an example for us all.