1st Female To Run Boston Marathon

The following is a brief autobiographical video about the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon.  Often times it takes sport to call to the forefront some of the deep seeded equality issues in our society.  Just this last week we celebrated the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the racial barrier in baseball, which occurred in 1945.  Interestingly, while professional baseball and the Boston Marathon are almost the same age, each starting in the late 1800’s, it wasn’t until 22 years later, in 1967, that the first woman ran in the Boston Marathon. There is a common thread between both events.  Both took extraordinary people doing what is right and just in the face of adversary.  Please click on the link below to learn about the inspiring story of Katherine Switzer; the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon.