Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Day 35C--Inspiring Person
Katherine Switzer. My marathon pace group is named for this inspiring runner, so I thought I should look into her story. The picture at left is of a Boston Marathon race official trying to remove her from the race in 1967. She managed to get a number in the race, despite being a woman. In 1996 the B.A.A. retroactively recognized as champions the unofficial women's leaders of 1966 through 1971. In 2011, about 43 percent of the entrants were female.