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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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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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KVS Interview with Miles and Meters Podcast

The amazing Steve Sievert , a guy who has been in the avant garde of networking running stories, information and interviews, has done it again by creating a great podcast called Miles and Meters.  I was featured live a few

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Women’s Right to Run 19K 5K Officially Named Partner Event for 261 Fearless

Generations Bank, organizing sponsor of the first ever Women’s Right to Run, announced today the inaugural run has been named a partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc., a global community of female runners and walkers founded by running legend Kathrine

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It wasn’t easy to be the 1st female Boston Marathoner, RVAnews by Kathryn Pullman

What does a small town runner do when she’s suddenly given the opportunity to interview two running legends? First, she doesn’t believe it. Next, she has an internal fan-girl freak out–imagine jumping up and down, squealing, grinning… the whole nine

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Kathrine Switzer on Running: “Be Fearless” on Iowa Public Radio

Charity Nebbe talks with Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to register for and run the Boston Marathon Listen Here Runner and author Kathrine Switzer first made headlines in 1967 when the Boston Marathon race commissioner yanked her from the course

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