In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

The first women to run the Boston Marathon were chased by organizers of the event!  Katherine Switzer had registered for the Boston Marathon, used the name K. V. Switzer to sign up for the marathon. Because of this abbreviation organizers didn’t realize she was a woman, and so allowed her to register. The organizers only realized the mistake when Switzer began running the race. It wasn’t until 1972 when women were officially allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon.

The first women to run the Boston Marathon were chased by organizers of the event! Katherine Switzer had registered for the Boston Marathon, used the name K. V. Switzer to sign up for the marathon. Because of this abbreviation organizers didn’t realize she was a woman, and so allowed her to register. The organizers only realized the mistake when Switzer began running the race. It wasn’t until 1972 when women were officially allowed to compete in the Boston Marathon.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

In 1943, The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) merged under the leadership of Jacqueline Cochran to form the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), which performed the full array of flight services. Over 25,000 women applied, 1,830 served performing crucial and dangerous missions, and 38 died. (Photo: Four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio. U.S. Air Force.)

In 1943, The Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) merged under the leadership of Jacqueline Cochran to form the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), which performed the full array of flight services. Over 25,000 women applied, 1,830 served performing crucial and dangerous missions, and 38 died. (Photo: Four female pilots leaving their ship, Pistol Packin' Mama, at the four engine school at Lockbourne AAF, Ohio. U.S. Air Force.)

Annie Sullivan is one of my heroes. In this picture (1888), Helen Keller is 8. Annie is probably in her early 20s. If you have not read/seen "The Miracle Worker," do it now!

Annie Sullivan is one of my heroes. In this picture (1888), Helen Keller is 8. Annie is probably in her early 20s. If you have not read/seen "The Miracle Worker," do it now!

Before Bobbi Gibb, it was widely believed that women weren’t physiologically capable of running long distances. Though women were not allowed to run the #BostonMarathon at the time, Gibb dressed in men’s clothes and snuck into the 1966 race, finishing ahead of two-thirds of the men. “I knew that I was running for much more than my own personal challenge. I was running to change the way people think."

Before Bobbi Gibb, it was widely believed that women weren’t physiologically capable of running long distances. Though women were not allowed to run the #BostonMarathon at the time, Gibb dressed in men’s clothes and snuck into the 1966 race, finishing ahead of two-thirds of the men. “I knew that I was running for much more than my own personal challenge. I was running to change the way people think."

Deux jeunes femmes montrent leurs jambes à découvert en public pour la première fois dans les rues de Toronto. (1937)

Deux jeunes femmes montrent leurs jambes à découvert en public pour la première fois dans les rues de Toronto. (1937)

The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought

The 1800s Weren't Nearly As Sad As You Thought

Funny pictures about Victorian photo booth. Oh, and cool pics about Victorian photo booth. Also, Victorian photo booth photos.

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