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"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Kathrine Switzer, long been one of running’s most iconic figures, is knownwas not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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An acclaimed speaker who addresses corporations, business conferences, fund-raisers, universities and special interest groups with a message that goes far beyond running.

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Marathon Woman, Kathrine's best-selling book, is available now in an updated, special 50th anniversary celebratory edition. Signed copies available on her store.

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What's marathon woman Kathrine Switzer doing today?

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July 2019

July 1 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
82 John Street
Kingston, NY 12401 United States

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon and author of Marathon Woman—along with noted writer Roger Robinson, author of When Running Made History—will speak and sign books at Rough Draft Bar & Books in Kingston on Monday, July 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. For Hudson Valley residents, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Switzer and Robinson, at Switzer’s first and only local appearance after announcing this month that her bestselling memoir, Marathon…

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July 20 at 8:00 amJuly 21 at 5:00 pm
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August 2019

August 10 at 9:00 am6:00 pm
555 NORTH RIVER ROAD
Rosemont, IL
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August 13 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
220 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT United States

The Healthy Dialogues Speaker Series is a by-invitation-only event that brings together national health policy experts and Utah leaders to local luncheon events to discuss local solutions for the challenges facing America's medical system.

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Dirt Church Radio Podcast

August 21, 2019

Kia Ora whanau!! When Kathrine Switzer laced up her trainers on the morning of April 19th, 1967, there is no way she could have anticipated the seismic shift in world history that she would trigger. Kathrine was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon, which was a male-only event.  Kathrine could not have…

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Rosie Ruiz, the Boston Marathon winner who wasn’t, dies at 66

August 7, 2019

Hi Friends, All of us were shocked when Rosie Ruiz cheated in the 1980 Boston Marathon, especially me who was doing the coverage of the elite women in the race from a golf cart alongside and never saw her.  But I grabbed her afterward and interviewed her, it became an interview in which she incriminated…

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The Beginning of a Movement

August 5, 2019

It was a chilly day in Boston on the morning of April 19, 1967. It had started to sleet, adding to the chill. Forgoing the more exposed t-shirt and shorts, most runners had decided to keep their sweatshirts and pants on. Among the runners was Kathrine Switzer, a 20-year-old woman, excited to run in her…

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"I always say that talent and capability is everywhere, all it needs is opportunity."

— Kathrine Switzer

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Marathon Woman

In honor of her running the Boston Marathon on the 50th anniversary of her first historic run in 1967, Kathrine's best-selling book Marathon Woman (DaCapo Press) is being re-launched in an updated edition that includes a new introduction directed to the women of 2017.

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Keep moving over 40

An indispensable and encouraging guide for every woman looking for a fun, easy and economical route to fitness & health.

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Tag it fearless

Wear it for a guaranteed P.R.! This pewter charm is not fine jewelry (although plenty of women wear it as a necklace); it’s designed to be put on your shoelace to go with you through miles of pounding the roads and trails, literally or figuratively.

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