Friday, February 09, 2007

Most Influential People & Events - #1 of 7

Back In November '06, Runner's World had an article on the forty most influential people and moments in running over the past forty years. Over the next few posts you'll learn which seven people/moments that made the list are directly connected to the Boston Marathon.
#1 of 7
Kathrine Switzer
"I knew that women were capable of running marathons if they were only given the opportunity," Switzer says. Switzer, who officially--if illegally-- finished the 1967 Boston Marathon after dodging Jock Semple's attempts to rip off her bib number, changed everything. Her finish in Boston was just the beginning for women's marathoning.