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Kathrine Switzer, Nicole DeBoom are ‘fearless’, Daily Camera by Mike Sandrock

When Kathrine Switzer went to register for the 1967 Boston Marathon, she was confident she could cover the 26.2 miles. Only one problem, she discovered — a woman had never registered for the race since its founding in 1897. Switzer

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Five Questions With Kathrine Switzer, Boston Magazine by Melissa Malamut

In 1967, a 19-year-old journalism student named Kathrine Switzer registered for the Boston Marathon under her initials only, because women were not yet allowed to run the race. The infamous images (above and below) shows a B.A.A. official trying to rip off her bib.

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The Boston Marathon Has Been Breaking Gender Barriers Since 1966, Huffington Post

by Elisabeth Epstein Marathons are a funny thing. Why would anyone want to voluntarily put his or her body through so much pain and mental anguish just to run 26.2 miles? It’s easy. The feeling of accomplishment. A marathon proves

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1st woman to run Boston Marathon – Witness – BBC News

Video Interview with Kathrine Switzer during the inaugural 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, Spain http://youtu.be/aO2ChjVGL7

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Boston Marathon Pioneer Kathrine Switzer

Video Excerpt from Kathrine’s talk  at UMass Boston on April 17, 2014. http://youtu.be/4eNbKv-9UdQ

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Strength in numbers prove the Boston Marathon is stronger than ever, The Record by Christine Blanchett

The bombings last year killed three people, including Martin Richard from Dorchester, who was eight years old and waiting to hug his father, Bill after finishing. At least 176 were hospitalized, including 17 critically injured. In a gruesome spectacle, several

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Anniversary: Boston Marathon 2013, by Kathrine Switzer, AOL.com

There is an expression in marathon running that you go through a lifetime of experience every time you run one. It’s absolutely true, because the marathon is not just something you can go out and do; you need to train

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Running ahead: Trailblazer Switzer will be featured speaker at Canyon Marathon dinner

By Scott Sandsberry, Yakima Herald-Republic You could say Kathrine Switzer’s greatest claim to fame was the day she took one small step for woman, one giant leap for womankind. Except that it was more like, oh, 40,000 steps — roughly

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Kathrine Switzer Launches Race Series: The pioneer intends to spark a global female running boom, Runner’s World, by Michelle Chang

Stand among the throngs of runners at any race in the United States, and you’ll be surrounded by women. Indeed, according to Running USA’s State of the Sport report, 56 percent of all U.S. race finishers in 2012 were female. Outside

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Podcast with Another Mother Runner: Kathrine Switzer Reflects Back—and Talks Future Races

Sarah and Dimity are honored to welcome Kathrine Switzer to the podcast. As the first woman to run the venerable Boston Marathon with an official number, Kathrine changed the course of women’s running. Kathrine walks the mother runners through that

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