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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 2019

November 15 at 8:00 amNovember 17 at 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, United States

Come join me at the Humana RnR Las Vegas expo with both Humana and 261 Fearless! I would love to get to meet you and take some pictures! Check out below where I will be this weekend, I would love to see you! Friday November 15: 1pm – 1:30pm: 261 Fearless Presentation on Stage 1:30pm – 2pm: 261 Fearless Booth 2pm – 4pm: Humana Booth Saturday Nov. 16: Noon-12:30: 261 Fearless stage presentation 12:30-1:00pm: Signing 261 Fearless booth  1-2pm: Signing…

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Revolutionary Runner: Kathrine Switzer

November 7, 2019

I had the pleasure of being on the podcast She Plays, interviewed by Ashley Hart, an incredible soccer player! Here is the link to the podcast! About She Plays: She Plays: The Podcast is a weekly podcast where we bring you exciting features with female professional athletes, keep you informed on current news and tell…

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Public Invited to Run Friday with Boston Marathon Pioneer Kathrine Switzer

October 23, 2019

Kathrine Switzer, who in 1967 became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon – wearing bib number 261 – and is the founder of the global non-profit 261 Fearless, will be in Arlington this Friday to run with the 261 Fearless Club DC Metro/VA. The short, easy run will begin at 5:30 p.m.…

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City of Dunkirk, France Names Stadium to Honor Kathrine Switzer Running Pioneer

October 17, 2019

Dunkirk City Council and Mayor Patrice Vergriete recently dedicated their new stadium  “Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer” (“Kathrine Switzer Stadium”) during the official inauguration ceremonies which were held on September 14-15. “Kathrine Switzer made a very strong and symbolic statement when she competed in the 1967 Boston Marathon and paved the way for women to compete…

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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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