The First Woman To Run Registered In The Boston Marathon Runs Again
In the 1960's there were a lot of fighting for civil rights. This woman not only fought but registered an ran in the Boston Marathon and now she's back to run again.
In the year 1967, a young lady named Katherine Switzer who wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. But Switzer didn't want to just run in the marathon because another woman by the name of Roberta Bingay Gibb, who completed the race in 1966 but without a number bib.
Switzer, a 20-year old Syracuse University journalism student, made history when she ran in 1967. However, because of her bravery, she was a symbol of women in the sports arena.
While running the marathon in '67, an official tried to rip her number bib off of her, until a fellow runner pushed him out of the way.
Today, Switzer will run again in the race that put her and women on the map 50 years ago.