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On Her Birthday, Running Pioneer Explains How She’s Mastering Marathons Into Her 70s

Kathrine Switzer celebrates her 71st birthday today in Wellington, New Zealand, where she winters with her husband, runner and author Roger Robinson. Switzer was a pioneer female marathoner in the 1960s, a sub-elite racer (with a personal best of 2:51 for

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Kathrine’s Schedule at the 2017 NYC Marathon

New York City is the center of the running world on Marathon Weekend – and Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless is going to be right in the middle of the excitement! Join us at one of these events! Friday November

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Switzer’s marathon jaunt broke barriers, changed the world, Rochester Business Journal, by Scott Pitoniak

The history-jarring moment occurred roughly two miles into that Boston Marathon a half-century of Aprils ago. That’s when Jock Semple, the director and self-appointed caretaker of running’s most prestigious race, spotted a woman among the competitors. He was aghast. “This

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LISTEN: Marathon pioneer Kathrine Switzer speaking in Rochester Friday, WXXI Radio, by Beth Adams

WXXI News Radio Interview with Kathrine.  Click on the LISTEN link to hear Switzer talk about her groundbreaking run and how she continues to empower women and girls. Listen Here

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SideTrack: Kathrine Switzer, Trevor Noah, Olivia Culpo…,Boston Herald, by Olivia Vanni

FEET FEATS: Running royalty Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an official entrant and co-founder of social running community 261 Fearless Inc., was in Boston yesterday for a meetup with some of the women in

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First woman to complete the Boston Marathon appears in Reading (VIDEO), Reading Eagle, By Beth Hudson

Kathrine Switzer is less than a month away from running her first New York City Marathon in 42 years. She decided to enter the Nov. 5 event during the post-race euphoria she experienced this year after successfully completing the Boston

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Pioneer Kathrine Switzer ready to run New York City Marathon, FOX5 News broadcast

A legendary runner who made a name for herself as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon was in New York Monday. The great Kathrine Switzer led a group of women on a run downtown. Switzer says she

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Women’s running hero Kathrine Switzer heading to NYC Marathon four decades after win, Canadian Running, by Sinead Mulhern

There’s still three months left of 2017 and Kathrine Switzer is making it count. It has been a crazy year for the pioneer of women’s running and the excitement isn’t even close to over. Switzer, who is best known for

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VOTE FOR KATHRINE! Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year

Kathrine Switzer is nominated for the Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year, Vote Today!   Voted for by fans around the world in a global online poll, the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year identifies the

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VIDEO Kathrine Switzer Reflects After Finishing 2017 Boston Marathon, WBZ News Interview

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