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Kathrine named one of “50 Most Influential People in Running” by Runner’s World, October 2015

Hi Friends! What an honour to be named one of Runners World’s 50 Most Influential People in Running and to have the world hear more about 261 Fearless, Inc. our new non-profit movement that is empowering women around the globe.

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Kathrine featured in Runner’s World article: “Do Women-Only Races Still Have a Purpose?”

…”Many of these women experience a sense of empowerment that they never had before,” said Switzer of women running women-only races today. Switzer continues to spread that message internationally, including as part of the 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, which

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Kathrine Switzer Launches Race Series: The pioneer intends to spark a global female running boom, Runner’s World, by Michelle Chang

Stand among the throngs of runners at any race in the United States, and you’ll be surrounded by women. Indeed, according to Running USA’s State of the Sport report, 56 percent of all U.S. race finishers in 2012 were female. Outside

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Kathy Switzer lancia 261 Women’s Marathon & 10K, Runners World Italy, by Irene Righetti, Feb. 2014

Kathrine Switzer, la runner americana classe ’47 che cambiò il corso della storia “al femminile”, il prossimo anno organizzerà la prima competizione 261.  Di che cosa si tratta?  Del number di pettorale con la quale gareggiò nel ’67, in occasione della

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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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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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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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Runner’s World Italy interview – Kathy 261, by Irene Righetti

Una spinta, o meglio uno strattone, in grado di cambiare il corso della storia, facendo cadere tabù, convenzioni sociali e molto altro. Era il 1967, quando una Kathrine ventenne, che non capiva il motivo per cui alle donne non venisse data l’opportunità

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Interview with Runner’s World, February 2013

Kathrine Switzer Featured on PBS Tuesday Night, by Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World, February 25, 2013 Marathon pioneer joins other famous women in women’s movement documentary.

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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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