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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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Trailblazer Returns to Boston, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, a runner officially entered as K.V. Switzer participated in the Boston Marathon. On Monday, she was doing it again at age 70. Syracuse Alum Kathrine Switzer’s marathon in 1967 became historic because she was the first woman

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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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Trailblazing Marathoner Returns for Women’s Symposium

Kathrine Switzer, the trailblazing Syracuse University Alum who became the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, is returning to the city this month to share how she turned her running talents into a business. Switzer will headline an event

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The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon on How She’s Silenced Critics over the Years

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon. At the time, in 19667, Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) rules stated women were not allowed to run more than 1.5 miles competitively because they supposedly

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Gibb, Switzer battled Marathon Prejudice

One is a neuroscientist-turned-sculptor, the other an activist and organizer. Taking different paths to the same goal, Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer outran Boston Marathon tradition and trampled the notion that women were too frail for a 26.2-mile race. “When

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A Woman’s Place is in the Marathon

When Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, in 1967, she knew she’d be chasing history. She didn’t expect to be chased off the course. Switzer was at mile two when race manager “Jock” Semple, infuriated

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Kathrine Switzer: 50 Years On

Fifty years after the attempt to bundle her out of the BAA Boston Marathon as an unauthorised entrant — a woman — running pioneer Kathrine Switzer will take part in the 121st BAA Boston Marathon on 17 April. This time,

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