" Her body buckles as it is wrenched backwards; her face grimaces while other runners her stare incredulously at what is happening barely a mile and a half into the 1967 Boston Marathon. The now-iconic photograph of Kathrine Switzer being physically assaulted by race official Jock Semple made headlines 50 years ago, when she became the first woman to officially enter and run the 26.2 mile race - despite the fact that women weren't officially allowed to take part until 1972. On Monday Switzer, now 70, will return to the start line exactly half a century after that picture was taken following a lifetime of campaigning for the rights of millions of other women to compete in the same long distance events as men. "

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