This week on Sportswomen...

Last Updated: 08/04/14 6:42am

Today on Sportswomen Vicky Gomersall will be joined by Nell McAndrew to look at the increasing number of women taking part in marathons.

This Sunday marks the 34th London Marathon and in the last five years there has been an 11% increase in female participation, while New York reported a 29% increase in female entrants since 2009.

As recently as 1967, women were forbidden to run in the Boston Marathon and accomplished athlete Kathrine Switzer will tell her personal story about how she defied these rules.

Elsewhere, we're with Hannah Miley to preview the British Swimming Championships which start on April 10th and are live on Sky Sports from April 13-15.

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