Hollywood leading lady Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. The co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed short-wave radio communications on the field.
Kathrine Switzer entered and completed the Boston Marathon in 1967, five years before women were officially allowed to compete in it. Other runners prevented organizers from stopping her from completing the race
Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.