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Archive for January 2017

Famed Marathoner: ‘Show up’

Kathrine Switzer –the first woman to officially enter and run in the Boston Marathon– dismisses the suggestion that she was destined to compete that freezing day in April 1967. “Destiny is about finishing the race, OK? You make the decision to do something and to see it through,” Switzer said. “So in everything you do…people…Read More

Kathrine & 261 Fearless in China, December 2016

Kathrine Switzer was invited to China to be an a special 261 Fearless Ambassador for the 30,000 strong Guangzhou Marathon.  The media, and runners everywhere, loved the message of running making you fearless. Here is a video clip that reached millions of people during her visit. Watch Exclusive Video from China    Read More

The Women Who Are Running To Protest Trump Are Tapping Into History, Huffington Post

There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest. By Erin Schumaker In the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Alison Désir, the founder of a community running organization in New York City called Harlem Run, turned her frustration into political action. Désir’s remedy: a four-woman, 240-mile relay, beginning in Harlem, New…Read More

Running With Kathrine

The old saying “what goes around comes around” can sneak up on you at any moment. In 2007, I had convinced the Bermuda Track and Field Association to create the Bermuda Triangle Challenge (BTC) by allowing runners to compete in Friday’s Front Street Mile, Saturday’s 10K and either the marathon or half-marathon on Sunday. The…Read More