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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Boston Marathon 2017: 1st woman to officially run does it again 50 years later 

Kathrine Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in the same bib number that a race official tried to rip off her in an iconic photo from the 1967 race.

Boston Marathon 2017: 1st woman to officially run does it again 50 years later – CNN.com

If you were raised on a steady diet of Boston area sports anytime before the last 10 or 12 years you just always end up cheering on the underdog, the people’s competitor, the David against the Goliath. It’s been bred into your consciousness.

Boston area sports have always been a significant part of my pop-culture diet and I just can’t help but to dig the hell out of stories like this. Kudos 261! Way to open up sports to more and more people. Way to make positive change happen.