Marathon Woman Store




261 Fearless

261 is the bib number that I wore in the 1967 Boston Marathon. An angry race director tried to rip it off of me because I was a woman in a men’s only race. I finished that 26.2-mile marathon and equality in the women’s running movement was launched. Now ‘261’ has come to mean FEARLESS, not just in sports, but in life. ‘261 Fearless’ is a global empowering movement that connects women though running and walking with events, clubs, training, and inspiring merchandise. Join us! Be 261 Fearless!

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New Products, New Logo, New 261 Fearless Concept

Welcome to our new Marathon Woman Store!

Soar across the page with our model and runner Kiki to explore our new products, new logo and the Big News—our new 261 Fearless apparel! mwlady261_logoswitz tying up hair crop                 Inspired by the photo of me in the 1972 Boston Marathon (the year women were first allowed to run it!), artist Nikki Slade Robinson created our lovely Marathon Woman logo…and added the all-important 261 to her chest.

Big News—261 Fearless!

The 1967 Boston bib number, 261—the one the race director tried to tear off me and throw me out of the race-- has come to mean Fearless. It’s inspired millions of women to run and walk, has created the 261 Women’s Marathon & 10K ( and now has inspired 261 Fearless apparel.  We teamed up with Nicole DeBoom, Ironwoman champ and CEO of  Skirt Sports to create a line that empowers you to action! Click on me in my new grey sweats to view and shop. Be Fearless! kathrine-switzer-signature     261Collection_314x1000