Boston Marathon race director Jock Semple tries to stop Kathrine Switzer competing in the race in 1967. To mark 50 years since that day, Switzer will run in the race this month. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
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Tim Noonan

Despite duelling legacies, history has room for more than a few female running pioneers

As the Boston Marathon prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first woman entrant in the race, the truth is complicated

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Boston Marathon race director Jock Semple tries to stop Kathrine Switzer competing in the race in 1967. To mark 50 years since that day, Switzer will run in the race this month. Photo: AP
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