The year was 1966, and Bobbi Gibb became the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon. She didn’t wear a number since women weren’t allowed to participate in the marathon. The police ran after her, trying to arrest her. Women weren’t considered strong enough to run a marathon.

One year later, Katherine Switzer ran the same marathon. There was also attempts to stop her, but the other runners tackled the opponents and Katherine could finish the lap… only to beĀ disqualified.

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    Real runners read her story if running is a passion like it is for me. She is awesome and its sad to think, women...
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