Kathrine Switzer was attacked 50 years ago running in the Boston Marathon because she is a woman

Monday, 17 April 2017
Kathrine Switzer was a few miles into her history-making run at the Boston Marathon on April 19, 1967, when Jock Semple, the co-director of the famous 26-mile race, suddenly appeared behind her and tried to shove her out of the competition. Semple’s lunge at Switzer was captured by national news photographers. What happened...

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