The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Did It Again

In 1967, though there were no official rules banning women from competing in the Boston Marathon, race director Jock Semple tried to rip 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer’s bib off her mid-race. Registering without suspicion by using only her first two initials and last name, Switzer (after the ambush) finished the marathon in just over four hours. This week, 50 years later, Switzer participated in the marathon …

Tracksmith Marathon Singlets

Classically styled running singlets honoring two of the largest and oldest races in the US

Running apparel is—at last—making a widespread departure from neon color palettes and graphic design that appears to have been generated by a robot. Leading the pack is Boston-based vintage-styled running apparel-maker Tracksmith. After a successful launch this summer, the Made-in-America apparel company is back for fall marathon season with a special drop. Honoring two of the longest continually running (and largest) annual marathons—NYC and Boston—the …