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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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Women’s running pioneer shares her story with Yakima, by Tammy Ayer, Yakima Herald

Three numbers — 2-6-1 — changed Kathrine Switzer’s life. She hopes they’ll change the lives of countless other women, too. Switzer wore those numbers on April 19, 1967, when Boston Marathon race director Jock Semple tried to pull her off

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The Pioneer, OptimMYz Magazine, Christine Blanchette

Kathrine Switzer did more than just become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon back in 1967. In the process she dragged the male power brokers who controlled the event kicking and screaming into the 20th century. And she

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Kathrine speaking at US Dept of State event

The US Dept of State is taking a ‘Running Start” into Women’s History Month on Monday, Feb. 29!  They are hosting a program promoting health, advocacy, and gender equality at 3:30 PM in Washington, DC. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/02/253731.htm Ambassador (and marathoner!)  Janice

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Message from Kathrine: Association with 261WM in Mallorca

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you probably know,  the 261 Fearless movement has in the last five months been legally constituted as a non-profit corporation. This is very good news, and has already opened up some exciting relationships and developments

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THE 261 FEARLESS MOVEMENT, by Lisa Jackson, Women’s Running Magazine UK

Once upon a time, less than 50 years ago, women weren’t allowed to run marathons as it was feared that they’d prove much too arduous for us delicate ladies. Kathrine Switzer changed all that when, in 1967, she entered the

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Kathrine named one of the Rodale 100

Kathrine Switzer: The Fast and Fearless; Inspiring a Women’s Running Revolution In 1967, Kathrine Switzer pinned a bib to her chest and became the first official women entrant in the Boston Marathon. With the race underway, an official who thought no

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