Sunday, August 31, 2014

Continuous Learning - Kathrine Switzer

I never knew the Boston Marathon was once excluded females. I never knew of a woman named Kathrine Switzer and her role in breaking the Boston Marathon's gender barrier. I never knew it took a fight to get the women's marathon added to the Olympics. I know so little. My ignorance is humbling.

I can learn. I can always learn. At that is needed is the will to do so. 

“When I go to the Boston Marathon now, I have wet shoulders—women fall into my arms crying. They're weeping for joy because running has changed their lives. They feel they can do anything.” ― Kathrine Switzer

I have a new book to read: Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports by Kathrine Switzer