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Athlete. Activist. Author.

"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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Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2020

It’s Giving Tuesday! The day when people around the world come together to connect and change the world through their support of non-profits. For 261 Fearless Inc, it’s a day that boosts our ability to empower women through running. Women hear these statements every day: You are not strong enough. You don’t know enough. You…

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Scottish Women in Sports Awards!

November 24, 2020

Hi Friends!  How delighted I am to have been asked to be the speaker at the upcoming Scottish Women’s Sports Awards!  It’s virtual, so we recorded my speech some days ago.  But wow–look at this–last Sunday, the Scottish Sunday Post newspaper published this really great article about me and the other women athletes to be…

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Wellington Moved the World!

November 1, 2020

 Hi Friends!!  261 Fearless Club Wellington, New Zealand gathered at the beautiful Owhiro Bay waterfront to celebrate the final in the series of 261 Fearless Move the World, a global initiative to support virtual runners in the Boston, Chicago, Marine Corps and New York City marathons, and especially the 261 Fearless charity runners who have…

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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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