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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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The Art of Sport with Kathrine Switzer, Yankees Magazine by editor-in-chief Alfred Santasiere III

YANKEES MAGAZINE: What did you enjoy about running when you were a teenager? KATHRINE SWITZER: My dad encouraged me to run a mile a day because he felt it would give me the conditioning I needed to make the field

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Catching Up With the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

“Kathrine Switzer made waves in 1967 when, at age 20, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant, facing doubts and prejudice head-on as she crossed the finish line. Nowadays, shes at the forefront

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5 Essential Steps for Women Starting Endurance Racing

Ana Dutra could barely swim across a pool when a friend suggested they sign up for a triathlon. “I had not swam since I was a child,” she says, “but I decided to train anyway.” Her first event consisted of

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How This 70-Year-Old Marathon Runner Stays Just as Fit as She Was at 20, Reader’s Digest, by Marissa Laliberte

At 70 years old, Kathrine Switzer has run 40 marathons in her life—and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Switzer first came to the public eye in 1967, when she was the first woman to run the Boston

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How To Stay Fit At 70 (And Beyond)—From Kathrine Switzer, The First Woman Ever To Officially Run The Boston Marathon, Prevention, by Sarah Klein

Prevention: What was it like to run Boston again, 50 years after your historic first race? Kathrine Switzer: It was sensational. It was very gratifying. There were so many people that knew my story. Boston was a celebration of the

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How the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Is Still Running Marathons at 70, TIME, by Katie Reilly

When Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 1967, it was remarkable because she was a woman — the first to run the race as an official entrant. When she crossed the same finish line 50

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A Boston Moment, Pregnant Athletes and Pre-Workout Eating, New York Times Well Running, by Lela Moore

“When ordinary women run, they become extraordinary.” So writes Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, in the new introduction to her 2007 memoir, “Marathon Woman.” Ms. Switzer’s 1967 race was marred two miles in when

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Runner Marks Historical Marathon

Kathrine Switzer, 70, who 50 years ago was the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon, wore the same bib number and ran in the event on Monday in the US. When Switzer ran in 1967, officials roughly

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Boston Welcomes Kiwi Runner Switzer

Fifty years from sneaking into the Boston Marathon, Wellington runner Kathrine Switzer has completed the race as a celebrated guest. the 70-year-old lined up wearing the same bib number – 261 – that an official tried to rip from her

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