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Kathrine Switzer desafió las normas establecidas cuando en 1967 se convirtió en la primera mujer en correr una maratón. Hasta ese momento se trataba de una prueba exclusivamente para hombres. Para ello se inscribió como KV Switzer y cruzó la línea de salida con el dorsal 261 como si fuera un corredor más, pasando a la historia cuando uno de los jueces se dio cuenta de que era una mujer y salto tras ella para detenerla, pero el resto de corredores la escoltaron y se lo impidieron #women…

Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707[1]-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy

Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon

de The Huffington Post

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

In 1967, Kathrine Switzerwas the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world…


Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming Obstacles. Boston Marathon 1967. Way to go Kathrine Switzer and fellow runners. Jock Semple. Feminism. Equality.

"Bobbi Gibb, first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1966, running without a number because women were not allowed into the race." The police ran after her and tried to arrest her. Women were not considered strong enough to run the marathon.

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