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adidas partners with Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless, to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of her iconic Boston Marathon debut

Hey Friends!  What great news today, as adidas has announced a partnership with me and with 261 Fearless!  They’re with me all the way for Boston 2017 and beyond.  Their global reach is impressive and together we will tell a

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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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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 story: When only men ran marathons, BBC Witness Program video

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run in an official marathon race when she ran in the Boston race, which is being held on Monday. Until then it had been assumed that women could not run the

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8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 –14,000 Registered in 2015 Race, Huffington Post by Beverly Wettenstein

On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, 20, a journalism major at Syracuse University, entered the Boston Marathon as “K.V. Switzer,” wearing a bulky sweatsuit. At the time, the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) did not admit women into marathons. Switzer became

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Kathrine Switzer Remembers the Boston Marathon, Boston Magazine

I didn’t intend to make a political statement when I ran the Boston Marathon in 1967. I was just a girl who wanted to run. Since there were few women’s sports in those days, I was training with the men’s

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