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Lee Nessel: No gender hurdle was too high for marathoner

Kathrine Switzer, born in 1947, was raised in a time that is hard for some of us to imagine. Girls were not encouraged — and were even unwelcome — to participate in sports like they are today. Thanks to encouragement

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The meaningful message of a Marathon Woman

The charismatic Kathrine Switzer has an inspirational, riveting story to tell. She accomplished something that during her era was considered almost silly to think about and certainly ridiculous to discuss. Switzer, who was the first woman to compete in the

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Veteran runners implore local folks to stay active

Middletown — The running movement in America is alive and well, and the local running clubs are keeping it strong. That was the message sent by noted running authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson of New Paltz in a dinner

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Politics in sport: Top 10 moments

Kathrine Switzer and the marathon, 1967 Our very own Switzer … well, that’s stretching the truth: Switzer is an American who lives in Wellington for six months of the year. She struck a famous blow for women’s rights by becoming

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First Woman’s Strides in Boston Still Echoing

Two miles into the 1967 Boston Marathon, an official tried to eject me from the race simply because I was a woman. That event changed my life and, as a consequence, the lives of millions of women around the world.

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