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The New Culture of Capability, by Kathrine Switzer, New England Runner July/August 2015

As featured in the latest July/August 2015 issue of New England Runner.  Purchase your issue at New England Runner. The New Culture of Capability Over the last year, I have sat in on women’s network meetings in some of the

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Video clip of CMHR exhibition from CBC

Hi Friends!  My historic running tutu has made big news–take a look at this very fine clip from the CBC national tv news about the exhibition in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  Keep pushing for positive change, friends!  Cheers,

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New CMHR exhibit explores human rights and sports

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg has just opened a new display  showing how sport can create positive change and break barriers. One of the displays is Kathrine’s old running ‘tutu’ from the 1972 Boston Marathon, the year women

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First woman to (officially) run Boston Marathon coming to Green Bay

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, will deliver the keynote speech at the Bellin Women’s Half Marathon Women’s Inspiration Dinner on Sept. 25 in the KI Convention Center Ballroom… “Kathrine Switzer is a true icon

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FOUR RULE-BREAKING LESSONS FROM THE FIRST WOMAN TO (OFFICIALLY) RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON, Fast Company, by Gwen Moran

HOW KATHRINE SWITZER’S HISTORY-MAKING MOVE IN 1967 LED TO A CAREER ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS. When Kathrine “K.V.” Switzer took her place at the starting line of the 1967 Boston Marathon, wearing a bulky, grey sweat suit and lipstick,

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Kathrine Switzer story: When only men ran marathons, BBC Witness Program video

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run in an official marathon race when she ran in the Boston race, which is being held on Monday. Until then it had been assumed that women could not run the

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Kathrine’s Boston Marathon Recap, AOL On Sports video

Reporting from the Boston Marathon photo bridge, Kathrine Switzer reports on the near photo finish of the elite women’s race. If unable to see video, watch video here.

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Kathrine Switzer Reports Live from the Boston Marathon, AOL On Sports

Here, Kathrine reports from the race course where she first made history. If unable to view video, view video here.

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8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 –14,000 Registered in 2015 Race, Huffington Post by Beverly Wettenstein

On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, 20, a journalism major at Syracuse University, entered the Boston Marathon as “K.V. Switzer,” wearing a bulky sweatsuit. At the time, the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) did not admit women into marathons. Switzer became

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Running pioneer encourages people to flip negative experiences, Bloomington Pantagraph by Paul Swiech

Soon after Kathrine Switzer was attacked by a race official early in her effort to become the first woman to officially enter and complete the Boston Marathon, an enormous weight was lifted off her shoulder. Her steps became lighter when

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