Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women's pioneer Switzer

Boston Marathon retires Bib 261 for women's pioneer Switzer

Switzer took her experience in the 1967 Boston Marathon to start the 261 Foundation as a supportive community for women to connect and take control of their lives through the freedom of running, according to its website. He had competed in marathons before, using a hand bike. In the past, the nine-year-veteran has run the Boston, Chicago, Detroit and NY marathons using a hand-bike, according to WCVB.

The first woman to run the race 50 years ago, though she hid it then. It sounds amusing now, but there were serious rules barring women from sports, especially running races.

Switzer captured the occasion with a video near the spot where Semple attempted to yank her off the course and posted it on her Facebook page.

The longest distance women were allowed to run in the Olympics at that time was 800 meters.

"He said, 'No dame ever ran no marathon, '" she said.

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In 1963 two women crashed the Western Hemisphere Marathon in Culver City, Calif., and one finished. And alongside of the photographer's truck came the officials' press truck. Get the hell out of my race. You know, we laugh about it now because it's so amusing when a girl is saved by her burly boyfriend. But. I said to my coach immediately after the incident: 'I have to finish this race now because if I drop out of this race, nobody's going to believe that women are serious'.

In 1967, Switzer finished in 4 hours, 20 minutes.

Next year marks the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

"It's really fantastic and I'm really, really grateful for that", Switzer said of the recognition, noted WBZ-TV.

Granville could be seen around mile 26 carrying a woman on his shoulders, along with an American flag, so that she could cross the finish line.

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