Support still strong for the Boston Marathon

Support still strong for the Boston Marathon

Monday, at 70, she ran for her foundation "261 Fearless" the organization named after her now famous bib number from the '67 marathon.

Writing on Facebook after the race, Ms Switzer said: "I finished, like I did 50 years ago".

Jordan Hasay from the United States, who was making her debut in marathon clocked 2:23.00 for third place.

Rupp (2:09:58) was bidding to become just the second American man to win in Boston in the last 34 years.

Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from three-time U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp with two miles to go to give Kenya its first men's victory in five years.

During the run, she took a video at the same spot where an official tried to pull her number off her in 1967.

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Switzer went to work in PR and helped create the Avon International Running Circuit of 400 women's races that showed the IOC there were enough women to fill out an Olympic field.

Kirui finished in two hours, nine minutes and 37 seconds in just his third competitive marathon after debuting at Rotterdam and Amsterdam previous year.

After the race this year, Switzer's number was retired in her honor. Kirui's countrywoman Edna Kiplagat won the women's elite race.

Security was high along the course, which begins in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and passes through Boston's suburbs to the finish line, where a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers on April 15, 2013 set off two homemade bombs, killing three people and injuring more than 200. And I turned and he grabbed me.

"They are using this as a women's rights photo".

Switzer took her experience in the 1967 Boston Marathon to start the 261 Foundation as a supportive community for women to connect and take control of their lives through the freedom of running, according to its website.

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Hasay ran in the lead pack for much of the race, until Edna Kiplagat of Kenya surged and clocked a 4:50 in mile 20-a split that is more commonly seen in the men's race.

However, just two miles into the marathon, she was stopped by the race director, Jock Semple, who demanded that she hand over her bib and leave the race.

Some runners enter the marathon with the intent to win against others, but many athletes aim to compete against themselves, beating their best times or pushing themselves just to complete it.

That year, another woman tried to race the marathon by jumping out of a bush, but Switzer was the only one to be officially registered. Linsey Davis, ABC news, Boston.

Kirui said he now planned to concentrate on marathon running after failing to find success in track events.

So think of Switzer as the optimist we needed back in 1967 and still need in our lives today.

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