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‘‘I don’t rate myself a great athlete—not at all,” Kathrine Switzer tells me, “but running saves my life. Every day. It’s my stress-buster. It’s my creative fount. It’s my inspiration. No matter how crappy the day is, the run makes it

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Kathrine Switzer is SU’s 2018 Commencement Speaker!

Hi Friends!  What an honor on the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in New York State and the 50th anniversary of my graduation from Syracuse University to be asked to speak at the 2018 Commencement of

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Eat & Run with Kathrine Switzer!

Hi Friends!  Join me for lunch and book signing on Friday, April 13 in Boston at the AT&T Eat & Run Event, right near the famous Boston Marathon finish line! We’ll also have cool 261 gear to purchase. You need to RSVP! –here’s

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FIVE 261 FEARLESS GAME-CHANGING WOMEN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IN BOSTON

Boston, MA (March 9, 2018)—Tracing the brave choices in their pasts and looking toward future revolutions, Five 261 Fearless Game-Changing Women gathered at the Mandarin Oriental last night to mark International Women’s Day by sharing their stories with invited guests

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Running Up that Hill

When Kathrine Switzer set out to run her first marathon she didn’t mean to start a running revolution, she simply wanted to prove the boys wrong. Switzer was a 20-year-old journalism student in 1967 and the first woman to join

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These 5 Older Athletes Are All the Motivation You’ll Need This Year

Age is just a number. It’s never too late to get active. Getting older shouldn’t mean slowing down. These are all clichés for a reason: They’re true. In fact, by keeping active you can actually slow aging in your body’s

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Marathon icon Kathrine Switzer’s DNA in perfume

Fun Fact: Equinox has a fragrance made with real DNA from the legendary runner Kathrine Switzer and it’s on display in its Franklin Street gym. Switzer’s claim to fame comes from being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an accidentally numbered entry. During

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On Her Birthday, Running Pioneer Explains How She’s Mastering Marathons Into Her 70s

Kathrine Switzer celebrates her 71st birthday today in Wellington, New Zealand, where she winters with her husband, runner and author Roger Robinson. Switzer was a pioneer female marathoner in the 1960s, a sub-elite racer (with a personal best of 2:51 for

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Kathrine’s Schedule at the 2017 NYC Marathon

New York City is the center of the running world on Marathon Weekend – and Kathrine Switzer and 261 Fearless is going to be right in the middle of the excitement! Join us at one of these events! Friday November

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LISTEN Connections: Dispelling myths about aging, WXXI News, by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

Switzer has been an advocate for female athletes for decades, and she is also outspoken about dispelling the myths about aging. She’s in Rochester as the keynote speaker of Baden Street Settlement’s annual gala, but first, she joins us on Connections

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