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Because the six sat

64th Street and Central Park Drive, October 1st 1972. The start line of the third annual New York City Marathon. An unusual amount of press congregate around the area. Something is about to happen, they’re just not sure what.They had been tipped off by Fred Lebow, an advocate for women’s running, who knew how to create publicity. At this time, long distance running for women was almost impossible. The media judged sporting women by their looks not their athletic ability. They were not permitted to run in events further than a cross country run of 1.5 miles. Even doctors suggested that running long distances could seriously harm the female body and should be avoided. Five years earlier in 1967, Katherine...

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