This 70-Year-Old Who Recently Finished The Boston Marathon Was Attacked In The Same Run 50 Years Ago For Being A Woman

In 1967, women were not welcome on the track. Running marathons was considered a man's forte, while women were deemed too fragile for a 26 mile run. Kathrine Switzer paid no heed to this stereotype and enrolled herself for the Boston Marathon that was held on the 19th of April, 1967. However, much to her dismay, Jock Semple, co-founder of the race, attacked her from behind, in an attempt to shove her off the track. Switzer's then boyfriend, Thomas Miller, hurled a block at Semple, which knocked ...