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20 April 2017, 06:28 | Laverne Osborne
BYU professor and USA olympian Jared Ward runs this week’s Boston Marathon. Ward placed 10th overall with a time of 2:15:28
And she competed in Boston several more times, placing second in the women's race in 1975 with a time of 2:51, her personal best. "Just imagine what's gonna happen in 50 years!"
The 25-year-old finished third to victor Edna Kiplagat of Kenya and Bahrain's Rose Chelimo on Patriots' Day in MA running 2:23:00.
"He threw me back and he said, 'Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers, ' and tried to pull my bib numbers off", recalled Switzer, whose boyfriend and coach ran interference. Bobbi Gibb hid in the bushes by the starting line and snuck into the mass of runners as they passed, finishing in 3:21:40.
Kathrine Switzer, the Boston Marathon pioneer who ran as the first woman registered in the race, returned for the 50th anniversary of the event Monday.
Apart from the Kenyan's impressive time in surging temperatures in Boston, the runner's quite extraordinary leg definition left many spectators stumped. Bib No. 261, the one she wore her first time running the course and then again this year, was retired on Monday in her honor. Switzer asked. "As negative as that experience was, it became the best thing in my life".
Switzer recovered to finish in 4 hours, 20 minutes.
In a moving finish, Granville picked up his race partner and guide and carried her over the finish line over his shoulders.
Of her legacy as a pioneer, she wrote in The Times: "We learned that women are not deficient in endurance and stamina, and that running requires no fancy facilities or equipment".
She has said she hopes to run NY this year as well. Kirui outran Galen Rupp of the U.S.to take the men's race in an official time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds.
"American distance running is looking good today", said sixth-place finisher Abdi Abdirahman, a Somali immigrant and Tucson resident who is a four-time Olympian. "I was not only pushed by that tailwind, but also buoyed by the crowd".
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