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The Woman Who Changed Running Forever, Fan First Magazine

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer put on bib number 261, ran the Boston Marathon, and earned icon status when an official tried to yank her from the race. She became the first registered woman to run a marathon, and today

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Kathrine Switzer will run 121st Boston Marathon in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of her Historic Run

The woman who made history by pinning on an official race bib and running in the 1967 Boston Marathon will run the 2017 Boston Marathon   The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and Kathrine Switzer today announced that the woman who

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NYT Review: A Sport Comes a Long Way in ‘Free to Run’, Daniel M. Gold

“Free to Run” is an idiosyncratic account of the rise of long-distance running over the last 50 years, viewing it not so much as sport as a social revolution shaking off the tyranny of running federations that limited participation. Amid

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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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Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon First Canadian Partner Event for 261 Fearless

The Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon on June 5 has been named the first Canadian partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc., a global nonprofit community of female runners and walkers founded by women’s running legend Kathrine Switzer. 261 Fearless is

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Women’s running pioneer shares her story with Yakima, by Tammy Ayer, Yakima Herald

Three numbers — 2-6-1 — changed Kathrine Switzer’s life. She hopes they’ll change the lives of countless other women, too. Switzer wore those numbers on April 19, 1967, when Boston Marathon race director Jock Semple tried to pull her off

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Kathrine’s Boston Expo Booth Hours

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The Pioneer, OptimMYz Magazine, Christine Blanchette

Kathrine Switzer did more than just become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon back in 1967. In the process she dragged the male power brokers who controlled the event kicking and screaming into the 20th century. And she

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Kathrine speaking at US Dept of State event

The US Dept of State is taking a ‘Running Start” into Women’s History Month on Monday, Feb. 29!  They are hosting a program promoting health, advocacy, and gender equality at 3:30 PM in Washington, DC. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/02/253731.htm Ambassador (and marathoner!)  Janice

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