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Kathrine Switzer, Pioneering Boston Marathon Runner, on Fight to Stay in 1967 Male-Dominated Race – Democracy Now

Learn more about this special program on PBS on Democracy Now! and see Amy Goodman’s Maker’s interview, visithttp://owl.li/i4npk. The new PBS documentary, “Makers: Women Who Make America,” tells the story of how women have shaped the United States over the last 50 years through political and personal empowerment. Narrated by Meryl Streep, “Makers” shares the…Read More

Kathrine Switzer on How Running Can Change the World, February 2013

Women Who Make America: Kathrine Switzer on How Running Can Change the World, by Marianne Magno, FitGo Blog, Fitness Magazine, February 22, 2013. Kathrine Switzer didn’t sign up for the Boston Marathon in 1967 to stir any trouble; she just wanted to run. But when the then 19-year-old defied race officials and tradition by becoming…Read More

MAKERS Review – San Francisco Chronicle

Friends!  Sit yourself down or set your DVRs for PBS on Tuesday, Feb.26, 7:55 PM  (show starts at 8 and I’m on first!) We’re making just about every news outlet in the country now!  This just in from the San Francisco Chronicle! Cheers! KathrineRead More

Kathrine on the cover of WGBH-TV Boston, February 2013

Kathrine is featured on the cover of a Explore Magazine, the monthly magazine of WGBH Boston, the huge PBS station in Boston. Check out the publication and notice the President’s Letter on page 1: “One of those trailblazers is Kathrine Switzer, who back in 1967 was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as…Read More

Kathrine Featured in Issue of Competitor, January 2013

Women on the Run: An all-male sport at the inception of the first running boom, recreational running is now dominated by women By Linzay Logan While we know it looms large, only the tower tips of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge are visible through the thick fog as we run up through the Marina to…Read More