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Kathrine Switzer Announces Team 261 Fearless Who Will Start 2017 Boston Marathon With Her

KATHRINE WILL BE JOINED BY OVER 100 OTHER RUNNERS REPRESENTING 20 COUNTRIES. TOGETHER THIS GLOBAL TEAM REPRESENTS 261 FEARLESS. Running legend Kathrine Switzer is lacing up her sneakers to run the 2017 Boston Marathon® again– 50 years after she first

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Special 50th Anniversary edition of “Marathon Woman” to be released April 2017

I am delighted to announce that my book Marathon Woman is being re-released in a special 50th Anniversary edition for the upcoming Boston Marathon!  And take a look–it’s been reviewed in the New York Times!  As if all this isn’t cool

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Kathrine & 261 Fearless in China, December 2016

Kathrine Switzer was invited to China to be an a special 261 Fearless Ambassador for the 30,000 strong Guangzhou Marathon.  The media, and runners everywhere, loved the message of running making you fearless. Here is a video clip that reached

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The Women Who Are Running To Protest Trump Are Tapping Into History, Huffington Post

There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest. By Erin Schumaker In the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Alison Désir, the founder of a community running organization in New York City called Harlem Run, turned

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The Woman Who Changed Running Forever, Fan First Magazine

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer put on bib number 261, ran the Boston Marathon, and earned icon status when an official tried to yank her from the race. She became the first registered woman to run a marathon, and today

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Kathrine Switzer will run 121st Boston Marathon in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of her Historic Run

The woman who made history by pinning on an official race bib and running in the 1967 Boston Marathon will run the 2017 Boston Marathon   The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and Kathrine Switzer today announced that the woman who

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NYT Review: A Sport Comes a Long Way in ‘Free to Run’, Daniel M. Gold

“Free to Run” is an idiosyncratic account of the rise of long-distance running over the last 50 years, viewing it not so much as sport as a social revolution shaking off the tyranny of running federations that limited participation. Amid

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Q&A: Kathrine Switzer talks Seneca Falls 19K, Tubman on the $20, marathon training at 69 and more, by David Wilcox, Auburn Citizen

Kathrine Switzer wants to be part of history again. She was in 1967 when she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. And she hopes to be again next weekend when she comes to

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Reebok teams with Kathrine Switzer & 261 Fearless; by Donna Goodman, Boston Herald

Reebok is expanding its reach into fitness and running through a new partnership with Kathrine Switzer — who made history as the first woman to run and finish the Boston Marathon with a bib number in 1967, despite one race

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Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon First Canadian Partner Event for 261 Fearless

The Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon on June 5 has been named the first Canadian partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc., a global nonprofit community of female runners and walkers founded by women’s running legend Kathrine Switzer. 261 Fearless is

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