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 modern women’s marathon — she was the first female to compete in the Boston Marathon, in 1967, and her famous in-race clash with the event organizer helped spark a movement.


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