Run­ning for us all

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - MONTHLY ROUND-UP -

The first woman to fin­ish the Bos­ton marathon has done it again aged 70 – that’s 50 years af­ter her his­toric run. Kathrine Switzer (left) en­tered the men-only race in 1967 us­ing only her ini­tials. An of­fi­cial tried to pre­vent her from run­ning when he dis­cov­ered she was fe­male, and her brav­ery meant the rules were later changed to al­low women.

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