K.V. Switzer: First Woman to Compete in a Marathon

By Grace O’Malley. 

espnw_a_switzer1_mb_576_576In 1967, Katherine Switzer became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Women were not allowed to run, so she signed herself up as “K.V.” instead of her real name. Despite some men’s attempts to not let her finish, she did!

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