Boston Marathon interview: Kathrine Switzer – Women’s Running UK

‘It’s a tragic day – the marathon embodies freedom and fearlessness and empowerment and just to have it savaged like this for no purpose…’Kathrine Switzer

Author and TV commentator Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967 when women were deemed incapable of completing the marathon distance.Yesterday, she had just finished commentating by the finish line when the bombs exploded.Hours later, Kathrine shared her views on the Boston tragedy in a phone interview from her hotel with Christina Macdonald, Editor-in-Chief fromWomen’s Running magazine

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