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 Oct. 16, 2011.

Perhaps best known as the first woman to officially (although 
controversially) enter the Boston Marathon in 1967 while she was still a 
student at Syracuse University, Switzer went on to run 38 marathons and won 
the 1974 New York City Marathon.  She was named by Runner's World Magazine 
as  one of running's "Four Visionaries of the 20th Century"  for her work 
in women's equality in the sport and leading the drive to secure the 
women's marathon as an Olympic event.

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