WOMEN
04/02/2013 04:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kathrine Switzer Marathon Photo

In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name "K.V. Switzer," making her the first registered woman to run the race. Switzer was attacked during the race by a marathon official, a picture of which Reddit user Sir_ImP posted today.

Despite the harassment, Switzer finished the race, and five years later women were finally allowed to run the Boston Marathon.

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