Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kathrine at NYC Marathon Expo

Come see me and some 261 Fearless women at my table at the TCS NYC Marathon Expo, 2nd floor (one floor above main expo area) at the River Pavilion’s, just outside the media centre… My hours at the NYC Marathon

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Kathrine inducted NYRR Hall of Fame

Hi Friends! Amazing–it’s the 40th anniversary of my winning the New York City Marathon and wow, I’m being inducted into the NY Road Runners Hall of Fame. This is an invitation for you all to attend–it’s at 3 PM on

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Kathrine Switzer shares inspirational story of running Boston Marathon, by Alex Resila, CNY Central

Men and women running in the Boston Marathon is a very common sight. Up until Syracuse University student Katherine Switzer ran the entire 26.2 mile race back in 1967, no woman had officially entered and run the marathon. Switzer says

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SU grad who broke gender barriers for female runners returns to CNY, by Antoinette Siu, Syracuse Post-Standard

Forty-three years ago, the U.S. amateur sports organization barred women from long-distance running. Then a Syracuse University student who trained with the men’s cross country team, Kathrine Switzer entered the race anyway in 1967 — as K. V. Switzer, as

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Kathrine receives Brand Laureate Legendary Award

Hi Friends! I’d like to share some wonderful news  with you! Just recently I was awarded the Brand Laureate  Legendary Award from the Asia Pacific Branding Foundation for the work I have done in advancing women’s running globally.  I am

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GOING THE DISTANCE: Switzer’s story is a compelling one, by Scott Porter, Finger Lakes Times

I have met just a handful of famous athletes. At Henninger High School in Syracuse of all places, I met the great skier Jean-Claude Killy. At the now-extinct Memorial Stadium in Cleveland, Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski signed my baseball glove. At

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Famed runners Kathrine Switzer, Roger Robinson to speak at AHS, Auburn Citizen

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon, will be speaking at Auburn High School on Oct. 19. Joining Switzer is Roger Robinson, who ran for New Zealand in world championships, set age group records

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Switzer, Barker Discuss Their Roles As Running Pioneers, by Lori Riley, Hartford Courant

Kathrine Switzer and Molly Barker sat at the same table Thursday night in the corner of the room at the Hartford Hilton, feeding off each other’s energy. The two women have a lot of it. Switzer, who ran the Boston

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Kathrine featured in Runner’s World article: “Do Women-Only Races Still Have a Purpose?”

…”Many of these women experience a sense of empowerment that they never had before,” said Switzer of women running women-only races today. Switzer continues to spread that message internationally, including as part of the 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, which

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