https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-celebrating-50-years-of-women-running-boston-officially-tickets-302998174697?aff=ebdssbdestsearch PRX Podcast Garage
267 Western Avenue #Rear
Boston, MA 02134
Meetup, Sports & Active Life
A conversation with elite marathon runners from 1972-2022 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women officially running the Boston Marathon.
About this event:
Podcast hosts Cherie Turner, of Strides Forward, and Julie Sapper and Lisa Levin, of Run Farther & Faster, will co-host an intimate conversation with elite runners from then and now: Marilyn Bevans and Maegan Krifchin. Discussion will focus on women’s distance running from the early days of women tackling the marathon, through to today, with a particular focus on the Boston Marathon.
Doors open at 3:30pm, recording starts at 4:00pm. This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed. Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry and all attendees are required to wear masks inside the Podcast Garage building. Registration is required.
Please consider making a contribution of any size to the National Black Marathoners Association, the country’s oldest and largest, not-for-profit organization of Black American distance runners.
About the featured guests:
Marilyn Bevans: Bevans is a pioneer in US women’s marathoning. In the 1970s, she became the first nationally competitive Black woman marathon runner in the US, and she is the first Black US woman runner to break 3 hours at the distance. Among her many accomplishments, Bevans placed 2nd at the 1977 Boston Marathon.
Maegan Krifchin: Krifchin is a professional distance runner and will be running in the elite field of the 2022 Boston Marathon. She's currently a member of the Atlanta Track Club elite team. Most recently, Krifchin placed 6th at the 2021 Chicago Marathon and top ten at both the 10km and 20km 2021 National Championships. Maegan has a long career as a runner; early racing experience includes being a high school All American in the 800 meter. This will be Krifchin’s first Boston Marathon.