Marine Le Pen claims French attacks would not have happened under her

Marine Le Pen claims French attacks would not have happened under her

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought to mobilse her supporters six days before the French general election, pledging to suspend all immigration and protect voters. Opinion polls have for months shown Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying on Sunday for the May 7 run-off, but the gap with conservative Francois Fillon and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon has been tightening. Apr 18, 2017
How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

How Kathrine Switzer’s bib 261 became a symbol for women in sports

Running legend Kathrine Switzer has received numerous letters and photos from women around the world. Switzer first showed them how to be fearless using 261. In 1967, the 20-year- old Syracuse University journalism student, who unofficially trained with the men’s cross-country team, registered for the 71st Boston Marathon, at that time considered a male-only event. Upon her acceptance into the race, she received a bib—number 261. Through what she now calls a series of coincidences, she became the first woman to enter and finish the Boston Marathon with an official bib number. But this feat didn’t come without challenges. Apr 18, 2017