Kathrine Switzer, center, was spotted early in the 1967 Boston Marathon by Jock Semple, center right, who tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race. Switzer’s friends intervened, allowing her to make her getaway to become the first woman to ‘officially’ run the Boston Marathon.
Kathrine Switzer, center, was spotted early in the 1967 Boston Marathon by Jock Semple, center right, who tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race. Switzer’s friends intervened, allowing her to make her getaway to become the first woman to ‘officially’ run the Boston Marathon. Paul Connell Boston Globe via Getty Images
Kathrine Switzer, center, was spotted early in the 1967 Boston Marathon by Jock Semple, center right, who tried to rip the number off her shirt and remove her from the race. Switzer’s friends intervened, allowing her to make her getaway to become the first woman to ‘officially’ run the Boston Marathon. Paul Connell Boston Globe via Getty Images

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