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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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November 2018

November 29 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX United States

Join us on November 29, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm at the Trinity University Track, to hear from Game-Changing women about their empowering journey, experiences, and determination to inspire every girl to become a fearless woman. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a reception following the event with all of the panelists, including Kathrine Switzer – the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. We invite VIP ticket holders to attend a private reception with…

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December 2018

December 1 at 9:30 amDecember 2 at 12:00 am
San Antonio, Texas US
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Tips From The Top: One On One With Kathrine Switzer

November 1, 2018

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. What is something about you that would surprise people? Kathrine: I love to be in the garden and do gardening. And, I love to see the result. It’s kind…

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‘Never too old to be an athlete’: Husband and wife running icons join Marine Corps Marathon weekend

October 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — Running is about putting one foot in front of the other, no matter your age, say Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson — a husband and wife team known to many as royalty in the running world. In 1967, Switzer, now 71, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered…

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Hawke’s Bay sanitary product start-up Hello Cup scores New York marathon deal

October 19, 2018

Nearly a year after setting up a menstrual cup manufacturing business in Hawke’s Bay, two lifelong best friends have hit a huge deal to help female runners at this year’s New York Marathon. The Hello Cup is a reusable hygienic cup that is an alternative to traditional feminine sanitary products. It holds three times as…

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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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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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