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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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Second Annual Women’s Right to Run 19K 5K Named Official Partner Event for 261 Fearless

Global nonprofit aims to empower women through running Seneca Falls, N.Y. – Generations Bank, organizing sponsor of the second annual Women’s Right to Run, announced that the run has been named a partner event for 261 Fearless Inc., a global

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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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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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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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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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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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