In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter and complete the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. She registered under the gender-neutral name of “K.V. Switzer”. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” however, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire Marathon. These photographs taken of the incident made world headlines.
Undaunted, Runners and Spectators Gather for the 2014 Boston Marathon
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More than 35,000 runners and nearly half a million spectators turned out for the 118th annual Boston Marathon today. Despite last year’s bombings at the finish line, top athletes from 91 countries convened in Boston again this year. Family, friends and well-wishers—undeterred by last year’s tragedy—lined the 26.2 mile route from Hopkinton to Boston to cheer and document the event.
Rita Jeptoo of Kenya, with a time of 2:18:57, took first in the women’s category. With a time of 2:08:37, Meb Keflezighi took first place among men, the first American to do so since 1983.
Congrats to Rita & all the athletes out there today. We’re cheering for you!
Getting some meal prep done for me & Danny for tomorrow at least. Chile pineapple marinated tofu sandwich with sautéed kale and grilled pineapple. #vegan
Lions pretend to be hurt by the bites of their young to encourage them.
Anonymous asked: Do you still celebrate Easter even though you consider yourself to be Atheist?
I celebrate pastel florals and chocolate bunnies, not the resurrection of Christ.
Chocolate & vanilla marble cupcakes with creamy vanilla icing! The marble effect was more apparent in others 😛 delicious regardless. Look for the recipe in Issue 2 of @xgrrrlxzine! #vegan