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Archive for March 2016

The Pioneer, OptimMYz Magazine, Christine Blanchette

Kathrine Switzer did more than just become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon back in 1967. In the process she dragged the male power brokers who controlled the event kicking and screaming into the 20th century. And she showed women around the world what they were capable of. Not bad for a then…Read More

Fearless Females

Once upon a time, less than 50 years ago, women weren’t allowed to run marathons as it was feared that they’d prove much too arduous for us delicate ladies. Kathrine Switzer changed all that when, in 1967, she entered the then all-male Boston Marathon under the name KV Switzer. She was wearing bib number 261…Read More