Kenyans make a clean sweep at Boston Marathon

19 April, 2017, 07:40 | Author: Eloise Marshall

Regardless of the reason, Granville made a decision to put the woman, who reportedly was his running partner for the race, on his shoulders to take her the rest of the way. "I wasn't trying to break any barriers", Switzer, now 70, told SELF previous year.

When Switzer ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, she entered using just her initials.

As captured above by ABC News, former Army Staff Sgt. Earl Granville carried a woman across the Boston Marathon's finish line.

Switzer now has a casual 39 marathons under her belt.

A retired Marine who lost his leg in combat is inspiring the nation by completing the Boston Marathon while carrying the flag that helped him get through his recovery. "It's awesome. You look at the stone, you look at the houses-suddenly it all comes back to life".

Kirui finished in two hours nine minutes and 37 seconds after holding off a challenge by American Galen Rupp in the race's final stretch down Boylston Street, the site of the deadly 2013 bombing attack.

Switzer said the incident happened much earlier in the race than she remembered. "To see that and to recognize it".

Switzer was far from the only woman taking part in 2017, with more than 12,300 others having started.

Switzer is running again this year on the 50th anniversary of her landmark performance. Included in those were members of the 261 Fearless Boston Marathon Team, an organisation Switzer founded after racing in 1967 to empower women in athletics.

The Boston Marathon will retire Bib No. 261 in honor of Kathrine Switzer. "That's saying that this number really means something".

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