"It’s hard to exaggerate the far-reaching effect of Title IX on American society. The year before Title IX was enacted, there were about 310,000 girls and women in America playing high school and college sports; today, there are more than 3,373,000. Here are a few of the landmarks along the timeline of women in sports, before and after the passage of the law."
Images of the first woman to run wearing a number being pushed by the race organizer. A year before this, another woman ran unofficially by hiding in a bush before the start and keeping a hooded sweatshirt over her hair. Read that story here