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When Kathrine Switzer went to register for the 1967 Boston Marathon, she was confident she could cover the 26.2 miles. Only one problem, she discovered — a woman had never...
In 1967, a 19-year-old journalism student named Kathrine Switzer registered for the Boston Marathon under her initials only, because women were not yet allowed to run the race. The infamous images (above and below)...
by Elisabeth Epstein
Marathons are a funny thing. Why would anyone want to voluntarily put his or her body through so much pain and mental anguish just to run 26.2 miles?
Video Interview with Kathrine Switzer during the inaugural 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, Spain
Video Excerpt from Kathrine’s talk at UMass Boston on April 17, 2014.
Order the new edition e-book of Kathrine’s Running & Walking for Women Over 40
Announcing Skirt Sports’ new 261 Fearless clothing line!
Kathrine featured in PBS documentary, Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women Who Make America is a landmark digital and broadcast initiative from AOL and PBS showcasing compelling stories from women of today and tomorrow. This historic video initiative features exclusive access to trailblazing women – both known and unknown. The 3-hour documentary “MAKERS: Women Who Make America.” will premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 26, 2013 at 8pm ET. Check your local PBS listings to watch at home!
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Kathrine and 261 Women’s Marathon in Elle Magazine Blogpost Spain
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