“Get the Hell out of my Race and Give me Those Numbers…”

After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967.

After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race.

~ Boston – 1967.


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5 comments

  1. One person attempting to do something unfair being stopped by several people who do the right thing. Yup. Sounds like about the right ratio in the world. So long as those who know better choose kindness, the world is in much better shape than many believe.
    Russ

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  2. Katherine Switzer changed the world. Before her, women were banned from distance running events. Now, women outnumber men in almost every marathon and half-marathon in the US.

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