First Woman to Enter Boston Marathon Running It Again

It dates all the way back to 1967 when Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon.

50 years later a lot has changed.

But she is returning to the big race!

“Women make up almost half the field at Boston,” she says. “It’s a phenomenal social revolution, and it has happened in my lifetime. To be there in Boston to celebrate that moment, the place where it all began, is extremely gratifying and validating.” Switzer also cleared up some misconceptions about her 1967 run: “People say I disguised myself—I did not. I was wearing baggy gray sweats like everyone else … all the men near me knew I was a woman.”

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