Monthly Archives: June 2017

How This 70-Year-Old Marathon Runner Stays Just as Fit as She Was at 20, Reader’s Digest, by Marissa Laliberte

At 70 years old, Kathrine Switzer has run 40 marathons in her life—and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Switzer first came to the public eye in 1967, when she was the first woman to run the Boston

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How To Stay Fit At 70 (And Beyond)—From Kathrine Switzer, The First Woman Ever To Officially Run The Boston Marathon, Prevention, by Sarah Klein

Prevention: What was it like to run Boston again, 50 years after your historic first race? Kathrine Switzer: It was sensational. It was very gratifying. There were so many people that knew my story. Boston was a celebration of the

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Happy #GlobalRunningDay from Kathrine and Humana

Happy #GlobalRunningDay! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m becoming a paid spokesperson for Humana. I’m excited to embrace our shared belief in the power of an active lifestyle and aging with optimism. I’ll be joining Humana at the 2017 National Senior Games on June

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How the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Is Still Running Marathons at 70, TIME, by Katie Reilly

When Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 1967, it was remarkable because she was a woman — the first to run the race as an official entrant. When she crossed the same finish line 50

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Bringing Her Fearless Approach to Life to Niagara

When did you start running? I started running at age 12 when my father encouraged me to run a mile a day so I could make the field hockey team in my high school. Why did you want to run

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