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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer, long been one of running’s most iconic figures, is knownwas not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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An acclaimed speaker who addresses corporations, business conferences, fund-raisers, universities and special interest groups with a message that goes far beyond running.

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Marathon Woman, Kathrine's best-selling book, is available now in an updated, special 50th anniversary celebratory edition. Signed copies available on her store.

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July 2019

July 20 at 8:00 amJuly 21 at 5:00 pm
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August 2019

August 10 at 9:00 am6:00 pm
555 NORTH RIVER ROAD
Rosemont, IL
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August 13 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
220 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT United States

The Healthy Dialogues Speaker Series is a by-invitation-only event that brings together national health policy experts and Utah leaders to local luncheon events to discuss local solutions for the challenges facing America's medical system.

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September 2019

September 8 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Newcastle, United Kingdom

The Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world, with over 55,000 runners, celebrities and athletes taking part. This year’s event is on Sunday 8th September 2019 and 261 Fearless Club UK are pleased to announce that we are offering YOU the chance to come and run for our 261 Fearless Team GNR, be a part of this special event and have the exclusive chance to meet Kathrine Switzer.

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Iconic Runner Hoping for a New Revolution

June 20, 2019

Four hours, 20 minutes. That was how long it took Boston Marathon participant No. 261 to run 26.2 miles on April 19, 1967 — a run taht catapulted 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer from anonymity to historical icon in her sport and for gender equality. As the first woman to officially register complete the race as a…

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KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION

June 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for Additional Info: Laura Beachy | Beachy Media | 814.279.9825 | Beachy@BeachyMedia.com KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION Chastain Film Capital Purchases Screen Rights to “Marathon Woman” ATLANTA, GA – (June 6, 2019) – Women’s running pioneer and sports activist, Kathrine Switzer, officially signed with Chastain Film…

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Running, Thinking, and Writing

June 11, 2019

In a New York Times essay last March, Maine-based writer Caitlin Shetterly described her joy in gritty, cold winter runs and the way these runs often spark creative thoughts. “On a run, ideas will bubble up,” she wrote. “Like little ice floes in warming waters, they’ll drift unencumbered until I can see them gleaming in the sun.” Just…

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"I always say that talent and capability is everywhere, all it needs is opportunity."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Marathon Woman

In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her first historic run in 1967, Kathrine's best-selling book Marathon Woman (DaCapo Press) is being re-launched in an updated edition that includes a new introduction directed to the women of 2017.

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Keep moving over 40

An indispensable and encouraging guide for every woman looking for a fun, easy and economical route to fitness & health.

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Tag it fearless

Wear it for a guaranteed P.R.! This pewter charm is not fine jewelry (although plenty of women wear it as a necklace); it’s designed to be put on your shoelace to go with you through miles of pounding the roads and trails, literally or figuratively.

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In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Hear her tell the real story.

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Meet Kathrine

Kathrine Switzer has long been one of runnings most iconic figures. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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