Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer
Kathrine Switzer at the 2011 Berlin Marathon expo
Born (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 77)
Amberg, Germany
EducationGeorge C. Marshall High School
Alma materSyracuse University
Occupation(s)Runner and author
Spouse(s)Tom Miller (1968–1973)
Philip Schaub
Roger Robinson (1987–)

Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer (born January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany[1]) is an American marathon runner. In 1967, she was the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon as runner #261. During the race, a race official tried to stop her and take her number away. Switzer's boyfriend Thomas Miller pushed the official to the ground. Switzer finished the race.

In 2017, Switzer ran in the Boston marathon again as number 261 on the 50th anniversary of her first run.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Milde, Horst (June 2, 2010). "Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson visit the Berlin Sports Museum". German Road Races e.V. Archived from the original on March 8, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
  2. "B.A.A. Marathon 2017: Entry List".