Happy Marathon Monday!
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first registered woman to run the Boston Marathon. Women would not be allowed to run the race until 1972, so she registered under the name K. V. Switzer. A race official tried to eject her from the race, but she finished.
The previous year, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb was the first person to run the entire marathon. She did so without a race number, hiding at the starting line and jumping into the beginning of race after about half the pack had passed her.
Frustratingly, HuffPo did not cite its images, but they are presumably from a press archive.
(Source: The Huffington Post)