This week marks the 40th anniversary of a federal law that requires equal opportunities for both boys and girls in school programs.
Title IX makes no mention of sports, but the law has opened a door for many women athletes. Kathrine Switzer's story is an example of how far women athletes have come these past 40 years.
"In 1967 I had trained for the Boston marathon and my coach, he really inspired me," said the veteran athlete. But her coach also didn't believe a woman could run the marathon distance.
"My own coach didn't believe it," she said. "That was the prevalent thinking, that if woman became an athlete she was going to get big legs, grow hair on her chest, never have children."
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