Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Quote of the day

“To run Marathon to Athens in Greece, tracing the supposed historic route of Pheidippides in 490 B.C. It’s hilly, it’s hot, it’s not the most well-organized race, but it’s still Marathon to Athens. I was there in 1972 and wanted to run it, but didn’t want to barge in. I already had a reputation for doing that in Boston.”

-Kathrine Switzer mentions a race on her "to do" list, from Runners World Jan. 07.

By signing her entry form "K. V. Switzer," Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to receive a number in the Boston Marathon. By her own estimate, Switzer finished in 4:20:00.