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Kathrine Switzer named Emcee of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon in Syracuse

Kathrine Switzer Named Emcee of the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon; Legendary Women's Runner Will Also Speak at Driver's Village New York State Health and Wellness Expo SYRACUSE, NY-July 19, 2011-Achieve Fitness, LLC announced today that Kathrine Switzer will serve as the emcee for the Inaugural Empire State Marathon and Half Marathon on…Read More

Shod & ready: Shoes hold the stories of races past … and we want yours

They were the most expensive shoes Kathrine Switzer had ever purchased: a $26 pair of kangaroo-skin Adidas, that in 1967 Switzer wore to become the first woman to compete in the Boston Marathon. “I have a love-hate relationship with those shoes,” says Switzer, who had to take a razor blade to her brand-new sneakers because…Read More