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Racer Organizers Attempt to Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing in the Boston Marathon

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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run as a competitor in the Boston Marathon when she was only 20 years old. Throughout her run racer organizers and other people, including race organizer Jock Semple, repeatedly assaulted her and knocked down her coach when he tried to protect her. Switzer’s boyfriend ended up pushing Semple to the ground and both of them finished the race.

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