When Jacki started competitive running in 1967, women were not allowed to compete in distances longer than a mile and a half for fear that they would collapse under the strain. By age 14, Jacki was regularly running 100 miles a week as training. In 1972, at the age of 17, Jacki won the world’s first all women’s road race, the Legg’s Mini-Marathon, 6 miles through New York’s Central Park. Three weeks later on June 23rd, 1972, Title XI was signed into law.
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