Risk taking is key to transformational change.
Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run Boston faced a tough challenge – she wasn’t invited, she wasn’t welcomed, and some wanted her out, immediately.
What Kathrine did became a catalyst for what five years later was a transformational change in the Boston Marathon’s policy of “men only”.
Kathrine’s courage, and continued advocacy, eventually led to including a women’s marathon race in the Olympic Games.
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