Kathrine Switzer at the 2011 Berlin Marathon expo
|Born||January 5, 1947|
|Education||George C. Marshall High School|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
|Occupation||Runner and author|
|Spouse(s)||Tom Miller (1968–1973)|
Roger Robinson (1987–)
Kathrine Virginia "Kathy" Switzer (born January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany) 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.
References[change | change source]
- 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.
- "B.A.A. Marathon 2017: Entry List".