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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