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La carrera de las pioneras, Marca newspaper, Spain, Cristina Mitre

Kathrine Switzer, primera mujer en correr con dorsal una maratón, y Cristina Mitre, impulsora del running femenino popular en España, participarán juntas en Boston Hace 50 años de una imagen histórica. Aquella en la que el juez del maratón de Boston intentaba echar de la carrera a Kathrine Switzer. En una época en la que…Read More

A Woman’s Place is in the Marathon

When Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, in 1967, she knew she’d be chasing history. She didn’t expect to be chased off the course. Switzer was at mile two when race manager “Jock” Semple, infuriated by a woman infiltrating the male-only marathon, ran up and tried to shove her off…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: 50 Years On

Fifty years after the attempt to bundle her out of the BAA Boston Marathon as an unauthorised entrant — a woman — running pioneer Kathrine Switzer will take part in the 121st BAA Boston Marathon on 17 April. This time, she will be joined by 114 women and seven men from 20 counties who are…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

Empowerment

Kathrine Switzer was born in Amberg, Germany to American military parents. She grew up primarily in the Washington, DC area, the only daughter of an Army Colonel father and educator mother with an older brother who was a big influence on her life. She made sports history in 1967 as the first woman to register…Read More

NYT Review: A Sport Comes a Long Way in ‘Free to Run’, Daniel M. Gold

“Free to Run” is an idiosyncratic account of the rise of long-distance running over the last 50 years, viewing it not so much as sport as a social revolution shaking off the tyranny of running federations that limited participation. Amid glimpses of Jim Fixx, Frank Shorter and Joan Benoit, the director Pierre Morath tells the…Read More

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

THE 261 FEARLESS MOVEMENT, by Lisa Jackson, Women’s Running Magazine UK

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