Tripping Over Joy.

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Kathrine Switzer. In 1967 she was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners created a human shield during the entire marathon. The photograph taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

Kathrine Switzer. In 1967 she was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners created a human shield during the entire marathon. The photograph taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

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