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"catherine switzer" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"She could admit her own shortcomings and quit but she thought about the consequences. She might face what would happen if her boss who paid for her to run in the Boston. Marathon found out that she hadn't even made it half way. The other option was to cheat. Sheet already gotten away with New York and she believes she could easily get away with it again so she made her decision. She turned an abruptly. Jog off the race route. Just like she had in New York for we took a short cut after exiting. The race release found a quiet place to wait for an hour staying as far away from views. She could when enough time has passed to make her finishing time believable. She made her way to the nearest train station and took the hour long train. Ride to Kenmore Square and Boston. Ruiz was more careful than she'd been in New York. She kept to herself and didn't strike up a conversation with anyone as she boarded the Green Line train. The train was crowded and Ruiz's hard pounded as it crawled toward Boston. Desperately hoping that no one would make eye contact and ask her about the marathon number on her shirt. No one did ruis made it to Boston without being noticed when Rees reached her destination she left the train headed for the finish line slipping through the busy crowd or we started running as she approached the race just over two hours after the race began rosie. Ruiz emerged from the crowd of cheering spectators and seamlessly merged with the marathon runners. She glanced behind her then to her left and right none of the spectators nor any of the other runners seemed to recognize that anything was amiss however elise had rejoined the race far ahead of any other female runners. It's possible that she simply missed judged jump into the marathon however it's also possible that like she told her mother she felt as though she needed to win and tried her best to do exactly that after jumping onto the course ruis reportedly ran the last mile of the race. She built up enough sweat to look convincing enough to most spectators and the enthusiastic crowd cheered her on as she stumbled past the finish line. Exactly two hours thirty one minutes and fifty six seconds after the race began rosie. Ries had fought her way through car. Crashes Brain surgeries and numerous personal problems to win the most prestigious running event in the world. It was no longer Rosie Ruis Administrative Assistant. She was now. We re we's Boston marathon champion. After crossing the finish line released put on a good show and played the part of a marathon runner exhausted looking. She nearly collapsed into the arms of two police officers. Photographers and TV. Cameramen focused their lenses. On the victorious. Ruis as she limped with the officers help away from the finish line. Other runners congratulated breweries. She passed which she acknowledged with a smile. Ruis made it to the victory stand where race officials congratulated her placed a laurel wreath on her head suddenly energetic ruis wave to the crowd and beamed taking in all of the attention. She had gotten away with her lie. Rosie Ruiz had become in the blink of an eye a famed marathon champion. Three minutes after Rosie Ruiz finished Jacqueline Guru across the finish line and was met with a polite cheer from the crowd. Caro- immediately noticed that the cheers weren't as loud as she expected. She looked up to the winter. Stand and saw Rosie release with a wreath and a metal and was confused. She had senior we's at any point in the entire race. Garo finished with a time of two hours. Thirty four minutes. Twenty eight seconds a new personal best but there was no fanfare or Laurel wreath for her. No Prize for second place. Ruis had beaten the women's record by nearly three minutes on the Victory Stage Rosie. Ruiz took her place alongside men's winner. Bill Rogers Rogers took one look at release and furrowed his brow. He expected to be standing alongside. Jacqueline Guerrero the first words Rogers said to Ruiz were simply. Who Are you? As Ruis innocently introduced herself Rogers took a closer look at her and quickly realized that something was fishy or we was wearing a thick shirt with sleeves. Despite the fact that all elite long distance runners preferred thin sleeveless shirts even stranger. There were no sweat stains on her uniform. She didn't seem nearly as exhausted as Rogers knew she would be after finishing a marathon on top of all that we simply didn't physically look like she was in shape to be a marathon runner however it was too late to stop the celebrations Massachusetts Governor. Edward King shook ruis and Rogers hands as he awarded them their medals and congratulated them on their victories as the two winners stood together on the podium. Rogers made small talk with Ruis. He asked her what her splits were and was met with a blank stare or we didn't know that splits were. Jerez time divided into smaller parts. That confirmed it for Rogers. She definitely hadn't run the race. Rogers the race organizers and members of the press. We're beginning to realize what had happened but ruis for the moment was victorious. She was on top of the world down in the crowd. Bill Rodgers brother. Charlie watched and begin to feel physically. Ill He also realized Ruiz's didn't look like a marathon runner and that there must have been a mistake as the medal ceremony concluded. Charlie set off to find a race official to tell them off his suspicions within five minutes of ruas victory. The organizers of the marathon knew something had gone terribly wrong when we come back Rosie. Ruiz faces serious questions about her shocking marathon. Victory now back to the story on April Twenty First Nineteen Eighty Twenty six year old administrative assistant rosie. Ruiz came out of nowhere to win the Boston Marathon. It was a great story an amateur runner with only one other race to her name. Who beat the odds to win the marathon? It seemed too good to be true because it was rosie. Ruiz hadn't run the marathon at all. She had cheated. Suspicions started to mount immediately after we cross the Finish Line. It started with a male winner. Bill Rodgers. Who could sense that we hadn't run twenty six miles a few minutes? After Ruis was given her medal. She was pulled into a television interview with Catherine Switzer who had run the marathon in nineteen sixty seven by registering as a man. Switzer introduced release to the as the winner of the marathon in possibly a new American women's running record holder. First Switzer asked Ruis. How many marathons she'd run before. Ruis responded that this was her second after the New York marathon only a few months before with a time of two hours and fifty. Six minutes. Switzer asked what is attributed her twenty minute improvement to between pauses to sneeze and cough. We simply said she didn't know like bill. Rogers Switzer began to feel doubt so. She tried to dig deeper. She asked if she'd been training with a lot of heavy intervals. Workouts designed to increase speed res laughing replied that she didn't even know what intervals were. Switzer's unease was evident in her expression when she ended the interview noting that rees was a mystery woman who seemingly evaded all of the marathons checkpoints on her way to victory by the time. The two winners were brought in front of a group of reporters for a news conference. The confusion over releases out of nowhere. Victory had turned into suspicion. Reporters followed Switzer's lead and peppered Ruis with questions Ruiz's answer is left the reporters more skeptical than they'd been before she said she'd only been running long distances for a year and a half didn't have a coach or advisor and didn't know what time splits were to explain why she didn't seem tired after running an entire marathon. Ruiz said she'd gotten up with a lot of energy that morning. When asked how it was possible that no other female runner had spotted her during the race. She offered three explanations I. She had paid herself off of the men seconds. She was so new to the sport that no one knew who she was and finally her short hair must've made the other runners assumes he was male. The reporters were now certain that something was wrong with Rosie Res Inter victory by the time the final marathon runner crossed the finish line. Just over an hour. After Ruiz's finish rumors and speculation were spreading rapidly. Adding fuel to the fire were comments from Jacqueline Gero and Patty Lions stating that. Neither of them saw any woman pass them during the race. After the press conference Bill Rodgers went right to the Boston Marathon. Race director will clooney and told him that there was no way. Ruis had run the race. Clooney knew he had to handle the situation carefully he was concerned about the effect of cheating. Scandal might have on the reputation of the Boston Marathon. A few hours after the race cloney met with Rosie Ruiz at her hotel so she could tell her side of the story where we brought along her friends. Steve Merrick the president of a running club. She joined the week before the marathon. Who claimed he could vouch for? Release Ruis defiantly maintained that she ran the whole race and won it fair and square merrick backed up Ruiz's story as much as he could specifically noting that he saw her at the starting line in Hopkinton however neither Merrick. Not anyone else saw release at any other point in the race. Clooney left the hotel that night unsure of the truth. Ruiz was convincing. But so as Rogers. Only one thing was clear the Boston. Marathon was now embroiled in a major controversy and it was up to Clooney and the Boston Athletic Association to find out what really happened while. Clooney began investigating the marathon winners. Victory Lap continued normally early the next morning on April Twenty Second Nineteen Eighty Rosie. Ruiz and Bill Rodgers were brought to the set of local. Tv show called good day live to be interviewed about their wins. Rogers.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The group to sixty one fearless that's a women's running nonprofit organization founded by kathrine switzer catherine switzer the first woman to officially ran the boston marathon she'll join a panel discussion with four other women including i oppress laid the first woman of color elected to the boston city councillor and zara arab zyada an afghan students who founded the had javi runner blog democratic a state attorney general more healy the first openly gay state ag elected in the country will give the opening remarks international women's day is celebrated a march eighth and honours the women's rights movement wbz news time three twenty seven hello again welcome it's ghana's his corner jordan here and my guest today is roseanne tell issues deep into the kitchen is also the founder and ceo of two great magazines intermezzo and sip for the love of drink we've been talking about your carrots soup of course current addition of intermezzo how 'bout carried cake uh anything with carrots is okay in my book it not just affect they'd can mortgage so good it can't get it up orange we order article about article kind of care cake and everyone has own special rights to pitch and we actually the collection of different recipe basically the ingredients are the same plate get francis the maintain when i feel the most important is icing on the carrick fell we give you three terrific recipes for the cake itself but for the ice thing we use cranes cheese butter vanilla and confection of sugar and i feel if it is not cream cheese in care cake frosting it's just not a carrier he said in the moist nece of the dig under your takes us so good that that combined with that cream cheese frosting makes it one of the most heavily desserts doesn't it it really great and from the more like if you like owning or cupcakes you're you're in a lot of care cake you can justify having it for breakfast navy a things there you go i love that got a justification of the complete recipe from ada z is all yours on the.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Mighty 1090 AM
"I am really excited for our next guest in all the years on the show we've never had the opportunity to speak to the woman who is really the reason that allow these races out there are 65 percent women she is the first person to finish the boston marathon her name is catherine switzer caffeine how you doing i'm doing great bob i really am hey and you've got to make a little clarification there i was the first woman to officially register bobby rahal absolutely bobby jumped out of the bush is the year before ran the race um but i signed up for the race the next year pinned on the bed and that's what caused um amazing photograph the history of running when you think about it the fact that there are happened it'd be a photo truck right there when that happened is pretty amazing because usually they be up the photo truck will be up with the leaders of the race i i was joking with my maggie uh coach immediately afterwards um and really quite distasteful of the organisation of the boston marathon for many years i thought it was the most disorganized race imaginable and in fact they used to say all i have to do is do right what boston does wrong and i've got the dream race and in fact it was a great design model for me when i started organizing women's races around the world but here's what happens in those days is they started the press truck behind the runners as well as the bus the carrie b officials and the timers which is another lethal thing you know you never do that but anyway they would be sworn and make everybody move over and i thought yikes not only is this dangerous on narrow new england rose but you know you could clipped one of these illegal runners we past them and and i mean that's that's just a disaster but anyway what happened is they were coming through the field.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Mighty 1090 AM
"All the years in the show we've never had the opportunity to speak to the woman who was really the reason that a lot of these races out there are 65 percent women she is the first person to finish the boston marathon her name is catherine switzer catherine how you doing i'm doing great bob i really am hey and you gotta make a little clarification there i was the first woman to officially register bobby give ya absolutely bobby jumped out of the year before ran the race um but i signed up for the race the next year pinned on the bid and that's what caused um amazing photograph the history of run when you think about it the fact that there are happened to be truck right there when that happen is pretty amazing because usually they be altered photo truck will be up with the leaders of the race i i we joke miami coach immediately afterwards um and really quite is steaming full of the organisation of the boston marathon for many years i thought it was the most disorganized race imaginable and in fact that used to say oh i have to do is do right what boston does the wrong i've got the dream race and in fact it was a great design model for me when i started organizing women's races around the world but here's what happens in those days is they started the press trust behind the runners as well as the bus that carried the officials and the timers which is another lethal thing you know you ever do that but anyway they would be horn and make everybody move over and i thought yikes not only is this dangerous so nero new england roads but you know you could clip one of these delete runners when you pass them and and i mean that stuff just a disaster but anyway what happened is they were coming through the field and they saw me a woman wearing bib numbers and behind the press truck was the bus officials on it and so the press we're taking pictures of me like crazy when the guys on the bus which he's in the race director as saying hey jaakko there's a girl in your race and she's wearing bib numbers and eat with so infuriate if you jump from that bus ran after me and attack me and tried to pull off my good numbers and of course did it in front of the.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on WGN Radio
"To your own outdoor always says including a fourteen foot diameter patio with bell guard pavers and a woodburning firepit to stay cozy all year round enter to win at wgnradiocom slash contests what that does it for me and the sort of showcase scotch itunes but a lot of fun talking to european joint it joining us now is jon hansen you sitting in for daneil john would've gotten chaudhry all boy do we have a lot of fun stuff saw it's on the road with danial of course and i don't know anything about road right right he's on the road trip so we actually check in with dane and we're to check it with my dad because i one of three sons that he had and he would pile us into the car and go on road trips and i wanna find out why am i know there's some horror stories as he's going to share and i hope some of the listeners will to also talked to cory joe from the almost a tourism aboard to talk about trip so you can still take this summer that only require one tank of gas so here in illinois really cool unexplored areas we're gonna be talking dr in movie theaters as well as well and i'm so excited about this as telling earlier catherine switzer's gonna join us she was the first woman to ever win the ball are to run skews meet the boston marathon even though she was tackled by the race director who didn't want women running it she ran reran of fifty years later she's in town for the rock and roll 5 k lotta people road trip now to do raises and stuff so we're gonna chat about that and what that experience is likely to build fun fair cool enjoy your saturday it's gorgeous out there this is chicago's very own seven twenty wgn chicago and wgnradiocom if you're an amazon echo user just say play wgn radio i would say police at the end of a but that's just read the news is sponsored by gilkey window company it is to auto owners bob kessler cloudy seventy seven at o'hare the displaying river is heading near record levels after the heavy rain from earlier in the week gurney officials are posting alerts through social media.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on The Forward with Lance Armstrong
"But not everyone it but i have other problems i got about so as an i had cancer and you know i might have an eye in at some point get that's my problem i'm seven o'clock tomorrow morning i'm blood worked on again yeah a sixmonth good luck i get a check i get a check again check good luck yeah i want them by catherine switzer where we let you go you go gotta go fight boston traffic but i i didn't i i didn't know that story until this year oh yeah yeah yeah and email me this morning yeah good writer when you writer back yeah tiller you spent the afternoon with okay okay and that yes you i would love to have ratified gaza you represent miana thank you from um but what a crazy story you know to use a man of thirty thousand runners what percentage today or this year next year will be women oh almost fifty percent fifty percent of back when inch this was in nineteen seventy she was in sixty seven sixty seven six seven searched the women were not allowed to run right which was the went sounds they weren't that many of them wanted to either row wasn't like they were thousands and thousands wanna to it just that they weren't and then there was just this whole thing about because they weren't they weren't allowed him and then and then body give ran unofficially the before so captain wasn't the first woman to run the bust him out that she was the i want to run with a big number right and get pulled off and get pulled as equally pulled off the course.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"But my coach picked up a local high tackle our i would coach to a coup in practice like that attacked me at all they tried to whip up the out really the type widely photographed because i want to tie it quoted changed the world because we all applauded what what and what i find out great it would i read the book although people were wildly not all about a progress little tokyo level about aspect at age well the wall and apple not much lower than the core and i want to go up many during a clip of the oval like cop hello pushing up the apple actual i want to show that they can deliver i would wrote the woman nice catherine switzer noted marathon runner alike that phrase the more you do the more you can do on the eve of the senior games in birmingham alabama twenty one minutes now in front of the hour on this morning america's first news hi gordon deal here we all know that healthy.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Staring down riyana after a threepointer last night it is the eve of the 2017 national senior games in birmingham alabama and noted marathon runner catherine switzer wants to prove that by having an optimistic outlook on aging anything is possible she was the first woman by the way to officially run the boston marathon fifty years ago and wants to prove that at age seventy seniors want to grow not fade she's with us now catherine what's the message the more you buy portable peril perry arrived at all their lives but helpfully crop and up a quick and other work better light better for help well tell me if you've been here's here's what i ask of people who run marathons you've run with thirty nine of them because la la about get out there yes so i wanna ask what's wrong with people like you who run marathons so often you what all of us pete lau what what i want to let me about running about people getting out acquitted what oh oh well they're all out what for the or we covering me all with that yeah well whoa back after poll akg important get people up local accomplish you got you got to revisit that day for me in nineteen 67 you're the first woman to run the boston marathon did you get threats or anything like that like what was that like that day or the days leading up to it or even a couple days after two two brought up women had actually waddell or number for iran but not at all old the core but i trained hard cultural pileup trai judge who are fed up with brought to you a little bit.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Human Race
"We're coming up now on the fiftieth anniversary of her ran some we were wondering if you wish that maybe she told you while you were running yeah you could goosebumps i would say like holy crap wadeckj down impressive i think i would have been like oh let's give a picture of get super neat when people are both kind of i was a down to earth and don't really brag that much so it's like a real cooled balance way out for sure i would've i would've been me at all we are in odds he'll i dunno i feel good i feel good about it it was an accomplishment now that was an accomplishment and and it you know it i was part of changing it i very small part but part it brought it brought attention to that and pushed it into a new zone women running marathons okay so on may six it will be fifty years since marines amazing accomplishments in i was just at the boston marathon it had been fifty years to since catherine switzer finished her race and there was so much fanfare there was international press waiting for her at the finish line she had a banquet the retired her bid to sixty one it can never be used at any more races again so we wanted to ask marine or coming up on the fiftieth anniversary of the marathon itself deed do you have any plans for the day not really.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Human Race
"A record that still stands that is almost exactly an hour faster than marines record marine sometimes watch track on tv but she really didn't see or experience its growth i wanted to ask lick we have these kind of with household names of women's running revolutionaries there's no catherine switzer's bobby gib jump a noisy meal soon you had almost the same if not more credentials to be on that list and be a household name as a woman's running revolutionary i don't think so because i didn't continue i was a kid when i start like these people ran for years and years and years i guess the olympics israeli the big thing where the big names in when you run the olympics that's when they remember you no it would be like kathryn switzer oh yeah but she has done so much so much harm good in the world she's been on oprah this tended to be the theme in our conversation whenever we try to nail maureen down to get her to own her accomplishments she deflected at an the whole team was good i just had this little part that i was good at distances but the whole team was at the same level i was except for the distance while we were putting worrying on the spot she was fiddling with their necklace not long into the conversation per necklace snapped we were pushing her hard but it came from police of admiration i mean we were so excited to be talking to her we wanted to know why she didn't shout her accomplishment from the rooftops.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Human Race
"After twenty one miles she pauses to drink than off after the pact to see her you'd think she was starting the race not nearing the end still striding strongly she's off round the bend mighty mo five runners have finish nomo comes insight she sprints the last mile like rabbit in flight she moved into six and remarkable style to finish the grind with a sixminute mile mighty mohme not just a fine raise the fastest time yet a women's world record this youngster has set she may be a might but she's are mighty mo with the heart of a lion she stolen our show little mo if this be as sample of youth today when faced with the challenge to fight and to stay till the end has been reached the difficult done the new generation will run second to none not armo that line should actually be like but our mojo there was a water stain so it was hard to reads i love it i really goes getting can interior thing this should be a children's book this is unbelievable though was incredible well that's so dramatic but story book even like it it should be made into a movie thirteen year old girl blazes to the finish in three hours fifteen minutes twenty two point eight seconds shattering the previous record by four minutes silencing criticism showing the world what's possible catherine switzer another important figure in the history of women's running she finished behind her we here's the thing in reality the finish that marathon was lacklustre and controversial i mean marine wasn't even sure that she broke the record when she crossed the finish line when she had a mile to go she saw her mom and her mom delivered some bad news towards the end might think there is a mile to go and my mother said all the watch was wrong you're not gonna get the record anna i couldn't believe it was like why we've been running the rate pay his and so that's why i ran last mylan six minutes because.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on KGO 810
"To day let's get right to it fifty years ago catherine switzer was just twenty years old the first woman to officially run the boston marathon at a time when women were barred from entering she got him by using her initials instead of her name and during the race an official attacked her and tried to rip her bid from her chest her boyfriend running beside her shoved into the ground which gives me great pleasure she completed the race in a time of four hours and twenty minutes or fifty years later thirty nine marathons under her belt catherine hit the streets of boston for the marathon this year at the age of seventy her impact on women and on sports it's just been undeniable and iran to marathons the new york city marathon twice and i applaud respect honor her courage and groundbreaking work i welcome i welcome the true definition of feminism catherine switzer thank you for being here catherine ooh oh what a wonderful laurie wonderful to be here and and did talk he america and somebody who knows how significant trashed poor really is amazing well i think you're amazing and i asked the producers please see if you could tracker down and see if there's a chance in hell that she join us and when she told me you were joining me i was beside myself happy well here i wonder we are congratulations on your run it how does it feel for you coming back fifty years to run that race again on the adversary of your date could you know more it couldn't be more different than it was years before it years the order creating a cold on the official of course was very welcoming the media was very very unwelcome but wonderfully enough the men a letter always are in writing will wonderful kelly very very motivational and encouraged him oh medical mikey mayfield protected me let the official but there were was hardly anybody else low day on monday on monday there were over a million people out there and every one of their lives hearing and so many of them hundred the sign that go one with my old their number and out the charity that i founded called cupid go one nearly catharine.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Catherine switzer who in nineteen sixty seven became the first woman ever to compete in the twenty six point two mile race as an official and at the time the marathon was male only so she entered under the name k v switzer officials tried to force her off the course after a few miles but she persevered and finished in four hours and twenty minutes this is catherine switzer i was the only female running wearing a bid there actually was another woman in the job joe bush's but what you're going was i had to make the decision i mean you you scared and humiliated and embarrassed this officials attacking me in front of the crust ribbons thanks bob usual reasons and i ran on to finish but i made the decision to finish because i if i dropped out everybody women are not welcome barge places where the anyway she's just a crown and i knew i had just finished prove that women could should and and be allowed to get opportunities for learning running so that was very very important to me i had quit women's running and and women back that was katharine switzer the first woman officially registered for the boston marathon to complete the race this year she finished the race in four hours and forty four minutes fifty years after that first race and she's still war that same bed but number two sixty one the one she'd warn in nineteen sixty seven the winners of this year's boston marathon where ethnic.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"It's time for stray talk brought to you by stray top wireless phones best networks half the cost had century go the nineteen sixty seven boston marathon catherine switzer found herself sprinting away from an enraged man who objected to her taking part in the rates because of her gender switzer didn't know it at the time but she was a pioneer breaking down barriers that had prevented men and women from running together in this sc featured story julie fowdie on a long distance runner who changed women's sports forever let me paint you picture about the status quo for women when i was growing up have a box here and in that box are are women and their job is to mind the house and my husband it take care of the kids and be feminine domestic and never forget i came home from school one day and said to my parents i'm going to be high school cheerleader next year high school i'm without missing a beat my father said you don't want to be a cheerleader cheerleaders cheer for other people you want people to cheer for you the game is on the field life is to participate not suspect and it was like his whole new concept catherine switzer found a passion in running in arrived at syracuse university in the mid sixties but there was no women's cross country team switzer was invited to practice with the men's team and cut the eye volunteer coach arne bricks to keep me motivated he would regale me stories about his exploits at the boston man so that came the day i said i'd like to run the boston marathon to and without missing a beat my beloved art briggs said a woman can't run the bust in there and i said what do you mean a woman cat run the boston marathon he said women are too weak to fragile for twenty six point two miles it and i said women throughout history have done arduous things he exploded enrage he said no dane ever ran no marathon and i said than you don't have a trading partner unless you believe some woman sometimes can run one and he said i believe you could but you'd have to prove it to me and if you show me in practice i'd be the first person to take you to boston even though woman had never officially ran the boston marathon switzer in briggs found no gender specific restrictions and the rule book.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"When i was growing up without have a box here and in that box are are women and their job is to mind the house and my husband it take care of the kids and be feminine domestic i'll never forget i came home from school one day and said to my parents i'm going to be a high school cheerleader next year i got high school and without missing a beat my father said you don't want to be a cheerleader cheerleaders cheer for other people you want people to cheer for you became is on the field life is to participate not suspect and it was like this whole new concept catherine switzer found a passion and running and arrived at syracuse university in the mid sixties but there was no women's cross country team switzer was invited to practice with the men's team and caught the eye of volunteer coach arne briggs to keep me motivated he would regale me with stories about his exploits at the boston marathon so that came the day i said i'd like to run the boston marathon to and without missing a beat my beloved art briggs said a woman can't run the boston there and i said what do you mean a woman can run the boston marathon he said women are to weaken too fragile for twenty six point two miles and i said women throughout history have done arduous things he exploded enrage he said no deemed ever ran marathon and i said than you don't have a trading partner unless you believe some woman sometimes can run one and he said i believe you could but you'd have to prove it to me and if you show me in practice i'd be the first person to take you to boston even though woman had never officially ran the boston marathon switzer in briggs found no gender specific restrictions and the rule book when switzer filled up her boston application she signed it k v switzer i said collier we pushing a point that he's probably and i said arne i'm gonna be noticed in boston he said i know and i'm proud of switzer.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on Sports 600 ESPN
"When i was growing up without a box here and in that box are are women and their job is to mind the house and my husband take care of the kids and be feminine domestic i'll never forget i came home from school one day and said to my parents i'm going to be high school cheerleader next year when i go to high school and without missing it'd be my father said you don't want to be a cheerleader cheerleaders cheer for other people you want people to cheer for you became is on the fear of life is to participate not suspect and it was like his whole new concept catherine switzer founder passion in running and arrived at syracuse university in the mid sixties but there was no women's cross country team switzer was invited to practice with the men's team and coffee i volunteer coach arne briggs to keep me motivated he would regale me with stories about his exploits the boston marathon so that came the day i said i'd like to run the boston marathon to and without missing a beat my beloved already breaks said a one can't run the boston there and i said what do you mean a woman can't run the boston marathon he said women are to weaken too fragile for twenty six point two miles and i said women throughout history have done arduous things he exploded enrage he said no game ever ran no marathon and i said that you don't have a trading partner unless you believe some woman sometimes can run one and he said i believe you could but you'd have to prove it to me and if you show me in practice i'd be the first person to take you to boston even though woman had never officially ran the boston marathon switzer in briggs found no gender specific restrictions and the rule book when switzer filled out her boston application she signed it came the switzer i said collier we pushing appointed he's probably and i said arne i'm going to be noticed in boston and he said i know and i'm proud of switzer.
"catherine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show
"Few runners have the name recognition of catherine switzer in nineteen sixty seven she became famous thanks in part to an iconic photograph that had been taken during that years boston marathon that photo shows race director jock simple running behind catherine and trying to pull her off the course in that same splitsecond jock himself is about to go off the course after being bodychecked by a very muscular runner who also happen to be catharines boyfriend at the time catharines real claim to fame that day however was becoming the first female runner wearing a bid to finish the boston marathon the previous year roberta gib had completed the race but she did it without registering and without abed so her finish was an officially recognised i caught up with catherine as she was about to begin tapering for this year's boston marathon which she will be running with members of her organisation two six one fearless that number two six one is the biblical she wore that day in boston fifty years ago katherine switzer thank you so much for joining us on the runners will show it's great to talk to you oh david is so great to talk to you to i mean we've been friends for million years and you know i've been a fan of runners world ever since the very first issue well thank you for that and so much of what is going on in running today can be traced back to the sixties in a handful of things that happened including this boston marathon in nineteen sixty seven uh when you became the first woman to officially run the race it's such a great story and you do such a great job telling the story and i wanna just ask you if you would to take us back to that day in april fifty years ago can you believe it's been fifty years.