Watch Kathrine Switzer cross the Boston Marathon finish line 50 years after being the first registered female contestant to complete the race

Kathrine Switzer once again crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon wearing bib No. 261

Watch Kathrine Switzer cross the Boston Marathon finish line 50 years after making history

Last one.

Because Boston sports.

Meb Keflezighi stopped to embrace Martin Richard’s family after final Boston Marathon

“I just told them to be strong. We think about them often.”

Meb Keflezighi stopped to embrace Martin Richard’s family after final Boston Marathon

Meb! Meb! Meb!

“I remember I was at the airport and somebody comes [up] and goes, ‘whenever you come to Boston, you should never buy a beer.’ ” – Meb Keflezighi

Awww, he knows us.

Meb! Meb! Meb!

First Woman to Run in Boston Marathon Is Doing It Again — 50 Years Later 

“The marathon was a man’s race in those days; women were considered too fragile to run it,” she wrote in an essay for The New York Times 10 years ago. “But I had trained hard and was confident of my strength. Still, it took a body block from my boyfriend to knock the official off the course.” Switzer recovered to finish in 4 hours 20 minutes.

…“In 1967, few would have believed that marathon running would someday attract millions of women, become a glamour event in the Olympics and on the streets of major cities, help transform views of women’s physical ability and help redefine their economic roles in traditional cultures,” Switzer wrote.

Over the years, Switzer has competed in more than 30 marathons, winning New York in 1974 in 3:07:29, and has worked as a television commentator. She is the founder of 261 Fearless, a running club for women. The name comes from the number she wore in 1967.

…Of her legacy as a pioneer, she wrote in The Times: “We learned that women are not deficient in endurance and stamina, and that running requires no fancy facilities or equipment. Women’s marathoning has created a global legacy.”

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