Monthly Archives: April 2017

261 cheers for No. 261: Marathoner Switzer revolutionized running for women, Finger Lakes Times, by Betty Bayer

There are likely more than 261 ways to recognize and say thanks to Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to register and run in the Boston Marathon in 1967. Her bib number 261 will long reign as a sign of revolutionizing

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The 121st Boston Marathon included the first woman to officially run the race 50 years ago, ABC News, By Kaelyn Forde

Fifty years after becoming the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer has done it again. “I’m exhilarated,” she told ABC News after finishing the 26.2-mile race on Monday. “All the way along the route, people had

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Switzer Is ‘261’ And Fearless In Boston, The Huffington Post, by Terry Lyons

BOSTON – (April 17, 2017) – The elevator door swung open on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Boston hotel and Kathrine Switzer, age 70, strode down the hallway with a purpose. With an adidas rolling bag behind her, she

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adidas partners with Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of her iconic Boston Marathon debut

Hey Friends!  What great news today, as adidas has announced a partnership with me and with 261 Fearless!  They’re with me all the way for Boston 2017 and beyond.  Their global reach is impressive and together we will tell a

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Kathrine Switzer Returns to the Boston Marathon, Outside Magazine, by Molly Mirhashem

Later this month, 50 years after making history, the first woman to run the iconic event will race it again We caught up with Switzer about the 1967 race, her plans for this year’s marathon, and the broader landscape of

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50 Years After Sparking a Revolution, an Icon Runs Boston Again, Runners World, by Amanda Loudin

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer wasn’t allowed to run the Boston Marathon, but she did anyway. This year, she’s back. Fifty years ago, a spry 20-year-old brunette stepped onto the Boston Marathon course for the first time, like “a pilgrim going

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QUAND LES FEMMES N’AVAIENT PAS LE DROIT DE COURIR, Radio Canada, par Olivier Paradis-Lemieux

En avril 1967, c’est sous le pseudonyme de K.V. Switzer qu’une femme participait officiellement pour la première fois au marathon de Boston. Cinquante ans après que Jock Semple eut tenté d’arracher son dossard numéro 261 en pleine course, Kathrine Switzer

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La carrera de las pioneras, Marca newspaper, Spain, Cristina Mitre

Kathrine Switzer, primera mujer en correr con dorsal una maratón, y Cristina Mitre, impulsora del running femenino popular en España, participarán juntas en Boston Hace 50 años de una imagen histórica. Aquella en la que el juez del maratón de

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Kathrine Switzer: Syracuse University top sports figures of all time, Syracuse Orange Sports on syracuse.com

Kathrine is No. 16 in Syracuse University’s series looking at the coaches and players who have made the biggest impact in Syracuse University sports. Watch Video on YouTube

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Special 50th Anniversary edition of “Marathon Woman” to be released April 4th – PREORDER your signed copy!

In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her barrier-breaking 1967 Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer will donate her royalties for every book purchased on April 4 to the 261 Fearless charity, which is empowering women

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