I found this post on tumblr, about Kathrine Switzert:

http://dichotomized.tumblr.com/post/828817309…

When I find an interesting post with no source, the first thing I do is google it to make sure it's real. And I found that women weren't allowed to run the marathon until 42 years ago.

What the fucking fuck. When I hear those stories of sexism I always think, man, it must have happened a century ago! But no, only 42 years ago. My mother wouldn't have been allowed to run a freaking marathon. UGH.