In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon.

She entered with her initials K.V. Switzer, and said there were no official rules saying only men could enter the race.

She competed as a 20 year old journalism student, and was attacked by her fellow runners who took offence to her competing.

She was photographed in an iconic image:

https://www.indy100.com/article/kathrine-switzer-boston-marathon-1967-2017-first-woman-run-7689366

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