Mar 22, 2020
On April 19th, 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon in a time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. During the race, she was attacked by race official Jock Semple who tried to pull her off the course. Jock would not succeed, but the iconic photo of him trying would create an indelible image that would change the future of women in sport forever.
From that day forward Kathrine became a catalyst for change, leading the way for women to be able to officially race in the NYC and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics, all while continuing to compete and win races herself.
Kara and Shanna lead this interview and get to it all. With Boston postponed this year until September, we hope this interview, rich in history from Boston, will tide you over until then. Kathrine has been leading change for women in sport for decades, and it was an honor for us to chat with her. While we know it is not enough, we bow low and say "thank you" to Kathrine for paving the way for so many.