A recommendation: The first woman to ever run the Boston Marathon

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The New York Times has an article on a woman who ran the Boston Marathon on Monday. That's not necessarily newsworthy, since there are thousands of runners, but Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon in 1967.

She got into the all-male race by registering by her first initial and her middle initial, without her last name. A race official even tried to hustle her off the course back '67.

In the 2017 race, she ran the Boston Marathon again at 70-years-old, wearing the same bib number. It was retired after the race.

You can read more about Kathrine's story here.

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