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Archive for May 2009

Veteran runners implore local folks to stay active

Middletown — The running movement in America is alive and well, and the local running clubs are keeping it strong. That was the message sent by noted running authors Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson of New Paltz in a dinner talk with the Orange Runners Club on Wednesday. Switzer is the torch bearer of the…Read More

Politics in sport: Top 10 moments

#7 Kathrine Switzer and the marathon, 1967 Our very own Switzer … well, that’s stretching the truth: Switzer is an American who lives in Wellington for six months of the year. She struck a famous blow for women’s rights by becoming the first registered woman runner to compete in the Boston Marathon. Women weren’t allowed…Read More