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Q&A: Kathrine Switzer talks Seneca Falls 19K, Tubman on the $20, marathon training at 69 and more, by David Wilcox, Auburn Citizen

Kathrine Switzer wants to be part of history again. She was in 1967 when she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry. And she hopes to be again next weekend when she comes to

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Reebok teams with Kathrine Switzer & 261 Fearless; by Donna Goodman, Boston Herald

Reebok is expanding its reach into fitness and running through a new partnership with Kathrine Switzer — who made history as the first woman to run and finish the Boston Marathon with a bib number in 1967, despite one race

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Kathrine’s Boston Expo Booth Hours

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It wasn’t easy to be the 1st female Boston Marathoner, RVAnews by Kathryn Pullman

What does a small town runner do when she’s suddenly given the opportunity to interview two running legends? First, she doesn’t believe it. Next, she has an internal fan-girl freak out–imagine jumping up and down, squealing, grinning… the whole nine

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FOUR RULE-BREAKING LESSONS FROM THE FIRST WOMAN TO (OFFICIALLY) RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON, Fast Company, by Gwen Moran

HOW KATHRINE SWITZER’S HISTORY-MAKING MOVE IN 1967 LED TO A CAREER ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS. When Kathrine “K.V.” Switzer took her place at the starting line of the 1967 Boston Marathon, wearing a bulky, grey sweat suit and lipstick,

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Kathrine’s Boston Marathon Recap, AOL On Sports video

Reporting from the Boston Marathon photo bridge, Kathrine Switzer reports on the near photo finish of the elite women’s race. If unable to see video, watch video here.

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Kathrine Switzer Reports Live from the Boston Marathon, AOL On Sports

Here, Kathrine reports from the race course where she first made history. If unable to view video, view video here.

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8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 –14,000 Registered in 2015 Race, Huffington Post by Beverly Wettenstein

On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, 20, a journalism major at Syracuse University, entered the Boston Marathon as “K.V. Switzer,” wearing a bulky sweatsuit. At the time, the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) did not admit women into marathons. Switzer became

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Kathrine Switzer Remembers the Boston Marathon, Boston Magazine

I didn’t intend to make a political statement when I ran the Boston Marathon in 1967. I was just a girl who wanted to run. Since there were few women’s sports in those days, I was training with the men’s

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Hearst Magazine’s “Empowering Women” interview with Kathrine

Wow, I’m thrilled to be interviewed on the amazing new site “Empowering Women” at Hearst Magazine!  They wanted to know the background of the 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, but got more than they expected!  I hope you enjoy it!

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