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April 26, 2004
You've run a long way, baby. In 1967 a Boston Marathon official tried to force Syracuse student Kathrine Switzer from the then all-male race (top). Women were officially let into the race five years later, and on Monday 7,708 female marathoners were given their own start for the first time in the event's 108-year history. Catherine Ndereba won, and fellow Kenyan Timothy Cherigat took the men's race.
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April 26, 2004

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You've run a long way, baby. In 1967 a Boston Marathon official tried to force Syracuse student Kathrine Switzer from the then all-male race (top). Women were officially let into the race five years later, and on Monday 7,708 female marathoners were given their own start for the first time in the event's 108-year history. Catherine Ndereba won, and fellow Kenyan Timothy Cherigat took the men's race.

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