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    Kathrine Switzer and the Boston Marathon - Boston Herald via Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Hopkinton, Mass, April 19, 1967: Who says chivalry is dead? When a girl listed as "K. Switzer from Syracuse" found herself about to be thrown out of normally all-male Boston Marathon today, husky companion Thomas Miller of Syracuse threw block that tossed race official out of the running instead. Sequence shows Jock Semple, official, moving in to intercept Miss Switzer, then being bounced himself by Miller.

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    Caption from 1966: Kathy Switzer in Lynchburg, Va., as a member of the Lynchburg College track team. The 19-year-old sophomore hopes this is the week she will leave the boys behind when she competes in the 880 or the mile run. Then she'll try to outdistance some distaff opposition as a contestant in the "Miss Lynchburg" beauty pageant.

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    Kathrine Switzer poses near her home in White Plains, N.Y.

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    Kathrine Switzer and the Boston Marathon - Still from PBS video MAKERS: Women Who Make America | of | Share this photo

    In April 1967, while running the Boston Marathon, Switzer was attacked by race official Jock Semple.

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    Switzer's boyfriend, Tom Miller, a hammer thrower at Syracuse running with Switzer, knocked Semple aside. This photo was selected as one of Life Magazine's "100 Photos That Changed the World."

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    Kathrine Switzer and the Boston Marathon - Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Kathrine Switzer in 1980 in her New York office. She was the architect and guiding force behind the Women's International Running Circuit. She also worked to get the marathon and other distance running events for men included in the 1984 Olympics.

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    Kathrine Switzer and the Boston Marathon - Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Kathrine Switzer, shown in New York in 1979, was instrumental in breaking the sex barrier in the Boston Marathon.

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    Kathrine Switzer, possibly the only marathon runner to be mugged by another runner during training, jogs in White Plains, N.Y., on April 8, 1975, while training for the Boston Marathon. Switzer was attacked the previous fall while living in New York City's Lower East Side and running in a park by the East River.

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    Former Olympic gold medalist Donna deVarona, left, skier Suzy Chaffee, center, and Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, chat June 1, 1981, at the opening of the Women's Sports Hall of Fame in New York City.

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