The Real Story of Kathrine Switzer’s 1967 Boston Marathon A note from Kathrine Switzer, especially to journalists and students: The following is an excerpt from my memoir, Marathon Woman. It first appeared in Runner’s World Magazine, in April 2007. While Marathon Woman tells the fuller story of my life before, during and after the momentous … Continue reading The Real Story
Kathrine Switzer has long been one of running’s most iconic figures. Not just for breaking barriers as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.