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Kathrine and 261 Women’s Marathon in Elle Magazine Blogpost Spain

La vida de Kathrine Switzer (Amberg, Alemania, 1947) cambió la fría mañana del 19 de abril de 1967. Estudiante de periodismo de la Universidad de Siracusa, en Nueva York, se había inscrito con su apellido y sólo las iniciales de

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Christine Runs: 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca honours Kathrine Switzer

The Sherbrooke Record, Christine Runs Column, By Christine Blanchette “I’m very proud that my old bib number has evolved over time to become a symbol for overcoming a challenge and now have this wonderful race for women named after it!” -Kathrine

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Kathrine featured in Elle Spain, December 2013

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Kathrine featured in Runners World Spain, November 2013

Great article featuring the upcoming 261 Women’s Marathon published by Runners World Spain written by Palmira Chavero. Read the Full Article

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Kathrine featured in 3000 Melbourne Magazine

2013 MELBOURNE MARATHON FESTIVAL KATHRINE SWITZER, THE ULTIMATE MARATHON WOMAN By Lisa Ouittner, September 2013 Kathrine Switzer is an intriguing woman who changed sporting history for women and continues to inspire legions of runners the world over.  Her story to

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New Women’s Marathon Inspired By Kathrine Switzer, Runner’s World by Michelle Hamilton

In 1967, a young female runner registered for the Boston Marathon—a men’s only race at the time—using only her initials. K.V. Switzer was issued bib number 261 and began the race among the men. A few miles after the start, race

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Marca features 261 Women’s Marathon

What a day it has been in Madrid, with a sensationally successful press conferee to announce the 261 Women’s Marathon in Majorca next March 30.  Here is just one of the news pieces, from Marca, the biggest newspaper in Spain–what a

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Run2 Magazine article from Germany

The September issue of RUN2 Magazine, the customer magazine of the  140 RUNNER’S POINT / RUN2 running shops in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, featured Kathrine on the last page “Profile.” In addition to many biographical points about Kathrine and her accomplishments, the

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First woman to run Boston Marathon inspires girls, The News & Advance by Amy Trent

Kathrine Switzer paused briefly as she looked up into the faces of the more than 150 tiny runners-in-the-making. “If you remember anything from tonight,” she said. “Remember that you really can do anything.” That was all it took to set

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Trailblazers top guest list at annual foot race, Cornwall Standard Freeholder by Cheryl Brink

A milestone for the Raisin River Foot Race attracted a couple of big names in the running world back to Williamstown this weekend. As the event — a staple of the town’s annual fair — marked 35 years on Saturday,

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