Kathrine Switzer is famously known for being the first woman, with a bib, to run the Boston Marathon.
As a result of the acquisition of her bib, due in part to her filling out her name as K.V. on the entry forms, her determination became well known from the images takenof a male race official trying to push her off the race course.
As an ode to her 1967 race, the Boston Athletic Association will retire the bib number 261, the number she wore on the infamous day.
At the time, the Boston Marathon was a men’s-only race and refused to allow women to run, let alone provide them a bib. Bobbi Gibb got away with running in the race a year prior, by jumping out of the bushes after the race started, after she was denied an official bib.