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Boston Marathon pioneer still pushing boundaries

Kathrine Switzer the woman who broke the gender barrier at the Boston Marathon, turns 65 next month but shows no signs of slowing down. Regarded as the global pioneer of women’s running, Switzer’s life turned in a direction she could

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Are you on the run for gift ideas?

A Runner’s Mind Need help in finding that perfect running gift or stocking stuffer for your friend or loved one? Look no further as here are some gift ideas to inspire every runner to help along in their running journey.

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The Pioneer: Kathrine Switzer, January 2012

Kathrine Switzer is one of the Heroes of 2011, By Christine Fennessy, Runners World, page 62, January 2012 Issue

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Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame 10/11

Kathrine Switzer As the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer broke the gender barrier and paved the way for women in running. Born into a military family stationed in Germany, Switzer later attended Syracuse University, earning

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Kathrine Switzer named Emcee of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon in Syracuse

Kathrine Switzer Named Emcee of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon; Legendary Women’s Runner Will Also Speak at Driver’s Village New York State Health and Wellness Expo SYRACUSE, NY-July 19, 2011-Achieve Fitness, LLC announced today that Kathrine Switzer

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Shod & ready: Shoes hold the stories of races past … and we want yours

They were the most expensive shoes Kathrine Switzer had ever purchased: a $26 pair of kangaroo-skin Adidas, that in 1967 Switzer wore to become the first woman to compete in the Boston Marathon. “I have a love-hate relationship with those

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Launching Icebreaker’s SoHo Run Club

In a word, tonight was…fantabulous! Yes, it was that cool that I had to invent a word to describe it. Icebreaker, the run gear that everyone runner should be wearing, just launched their very own run group with, Running Caffeinated!

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Woman Runner=Social Transformation

It is an interesting fact that you cannot pursue a physical activity for a long time and stay angry. When the adrenaline and aggression burn themselves off, the endorphins and reasonable– even creative—thoughts take over. So it was with me

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Greek For a Day

All marathons can be divided into two types: those where you achieve your impossible dream, and those where you fall short. The second group far outnumbers the first, as veteran marathoners understand. I’m speaking from personal experience. Yes, it was

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