Monthly Archives: April 2015


HOW KATHRINE SWITZER’S HISTORY-MAKING MOVE IN 1967 LED TO A CAREER ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS. When Kathrine “K.V.” Switzer took her place at the starting line of the 1967 Boston Marathon, wearing a bulky, grey sweat suit and lipstick,

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Kathrine Switzer story: When only men ran marathons, BBC Witness Program video

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run in an official marathon race when she ran in the Boston race, which is being held on Monday. Until then it had been assumed that women could not run the

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Kathrine’s Boston Marathon Recap, AOL On Sports video

Reporting from the Boston Marathon photo bridge, Kathrine Switzer reports on the near photo finish of the elite women’s race. If unable to see video, watch video here.

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Kathrine Switzer Reports Live from the Boston Marathon, AOL On Sports

Here, Kathrine reports from the race course where she first made history. If unable to view video, view video here.

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8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 –14,000 Registered in 2015 Race, Huffington Post by Beverly Wettenstein

On April 19, 1967, Kathrine Switzer, 20, a journalism major at Syracuse University, entered the Boston Marathon as “K.V. Switzer,” wearing a bulky sweatsuit. At the time, the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU) did not admit women into marathons. Switzer became

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Running pioneer encourages people to flip negative experiences, Bloomington Pantagraph by Paul Swiech

Soon after Kathrine Switzer was attacked by a race official early in her effort to become the first woman to officially enter and complete the Boston Marathon, an enormous weight was lifted off her shoulder. Her steps became lighter when

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Seneca Falls to Host Women’s Right to Run 19K

A committee of individuals, led by organizing sponsor Generations Bank, announced today the first ever Women’s Right to Run 19K will take place on May 7, 2016 – Mother’s Day Weekend – in Seneca Falls. Proceeds from the run will

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Anti-Defamation League reception – free and open to the public

The ADL needs all who would like to attend the free reception to Register.  Registration link for April 16th Support ADL New England’s Young Leaders as they host a free event on April 16th for the Boston community to hear

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BREAKING NEWS! 261® Fearless Ambassador program

Soon you will have more opportunities to be active in the 261® Fearless Movement.  We are launching our 261® Fearless Ambassador program mid to late April 2015.  We are enlisting women who find solace, strength and freedom in running or

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Penny Takes Palma Path In 100 Marathons Mission, North West Evening Mail

IN her tireless pursuit of completing 100 marathons, Hoad Hill Harriers veteran Penny Moreton flew to Palma, Mallorca to take part in the 261 Women’s Marathon. Organised by American author, TV commentator and Boston Marathon history-maker Kathrine Switzer, this event

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