Got A Girl Crush On: Katherine Switzer This is a photo of Katherine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete. She signed up as “K V Switzer.” That’s a race official trying to physically remove her from the course and her boyfriend elbowing the official out of the way (yay for allies!). Katherine went on to win the 1974 NYC Marathon. So badass. (copy/pasta’d from SarsDoesntSave on Jezebel) (via yokoo: lebeam: triangleeyes: codymariebloomfield: iloveyousew: ohashleylove:  biotsavart)

Got A Girl Crush On: Katherine Switzer

This is a photo of Katherine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete. She signed up as “K V Switzer.” That’s a race official trying to physically remove her from the course and her boyfriend elbowing the official out of the way (yay for allies!). Katherine went on to win the 1974 NYC Marathon. So badass.

(copy/pasta’d from SarsDoesntSave on Jezebel)

(via yokoolebeamtriangleeyescodymariebloomfieldiloveyousewohashleylovebiotsavart)

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