New York City Marathon

Boston Marathon Notebook: A Tired Kathrine Switzer Grateful For Support

Before returning to run in the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to race as a numbered entry in 1967, was having trouble sleeping.

"I haven't been getting any sleep," Switzer said. "That's been a real problem because I've been so stressed. I've been fatigued, so fatigued when I got out of bed I'd be dizzy fatigued. Last night was another three hours of sleep. So everybody said, 'You don't have anything to prove.'"

Monday was the 50th anniversary of her historic race. Switzer was the first woman to compete in the all-male race with a number, a year after Bobbi Gibb jumped out of the bushes in Hopkinton and was the first female...