Say Hello To The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon
In honor of International Women's Day, women from all over the world will convene in Mallorca, Spain to participate in the 261 Fearless Marathon and 10k. Held every year on International Women's Day, the race was started by Katherine Switzer - the woman who wore the number 261 during the Boston Marathon in 1967. K.V. Switzer, as she was known to race officials, had registered for the Boston Marathon despite it being an unofficial all mens' running event. Despite being harassed by a race organizer, Katherine defied the odds and became the first woman to register and complete the Boston Marathon. It would take 5 additional years for the race to open up to women. Learn more about Katherine's fight for equality in sports in this short video.