In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29. [Wiki]
Awesome women in history.
I’m still seeing a LOT of questions throughout my dash about what’s happened with seafarers, and I’ve replied to anyone that’s messaged me personally about it, but I know there are so many people that haven’t been clued in yet so I will do it here on a much larger scale.
As I’m sure most…
I never get involved in tumblr drama, but HOLY SHIT this is INSANE. She was one of the first people I followed (and she followed back) and wowwww. I know it’s easy to say now, but I always suspected at least parts of her life were elaborations/lies because it was just too dang perfect. Man, I’m in shock!