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Happy International Women’s Day!

To honor International Women’s Day, the Non-Violence Project Foundation in Mexico launched this film of Kathrine Switzer’s breakthrough  Boston Marathon in 1967.  It is designed to help women in Mexico fight violence and go on to realize their dreams. Running, and 261 Fearless are helping women around the world!  Join the movement, Tell Her She…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: Dank ihr laufen Frauen heute Marathon

activebeauty: Warum war es Frauen damals verboten, Marathon zu laufen? Im Jahr 1967 gab es dazu nicht wirklich Regeln. Aber generell waren fast alle Sportarten den Männern vorbehalten. Frauen nahmen fast nie an Bewerben teil. Viele Leute glaubten: Eine Frau kann rein körperlich keine so weite Distanz schaffen. Oder sie würde sich dabei verletzen. Viele…Read More

All Girls Considered Podcast

I want to share with you this great podcast I did recently! It is called, All Girls Considered! It is a wonderful episode full of great advice about taking life’s challenges one step at a time, the value of strong relationships between mothers and daughters, and creating opportunities for young women. Listen to the full…Read More

Marathons and Menstrual Cups

Running a marathon is pretty difficult, and is no doubt more complicated if you’re a women and it’s that time of the month. American runner Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, understands the struggle. She’s teamed up with Kiwi company Hello Cup to create a special menstrual cup for non-profit…Read More

Tips From The Top: One On One With Kathrine Switzer

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. What is something about you that would surprise people? Kathrine: I love to be in the garden and do gardening. And, I love to see the result. It’s kind…Read More

How the worst moment of her life revolutionized women’s running

A mile and a half into Kathrine Switzer’s first Boston Marathon, she was attacked by a race official. It was 1967 and women didn’t run marathons. Not officially, at least. The race official ran up behind Switzer, shouting and clawing at her sweatshirt. He was trying to pull off her bib with her race number…Read More

Check Out my Whirlwind Tour of the UK!!

Women’s Long-Distance Running Legend Kathrine Switzer to be Recognized for Her Running and Activism for Women’s Sports at Three Prestigious Events In U.K. United Kingdom – (September 6, 2018) – Long-distance running legend and women’s sports activist Kathrine Switzer will be recognized for her pioneering efforts in running and her career-long contributions to sport through…Read More

Here I am at the Great North Run!

Hi Friends! As the UK marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, I am honored to be among female pioneers invited by the Simplyhealth @Great North Run! I’ll join Rosa Mota, Ingrid Kristiansen, Paula Radcliffe and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson in a visual performance marking the closing weekend of the Great Exhibition of the North, Great…Read More

Days in life of Kathrine Switzer — a fearless woman

The ability for women to chase the their dreams can be attributed in part to Kathrine Switzer, the first official woman runner at the Boston Marathon. She continues to inspire others to see the boundaries that society sets for them as obstacles that they can shatter as they reach their full potential. Switzer said, “People…Read More

A Holiday Read Changed My Life

“My running buddy Lorrae Pratt McCullagh gave me a copy of Kathrine Switzer’s Marathon Woman in April 2015″, says Juliet Morris, 51, from Greenwich. By then we’d been running together in the woods and parks of London for about nine years, and loved the freedom and exhilaration that spending time in natural surroundings offered us. We often…Read More

Leading the Way

To Kathrine Switzer, running has provided ‘everything’ “It has given me my career, my travel, my health, my religion, my husband and myself, maybe most importantly,” she says. “It has given me myself.” But whatever she has taken from running, the now 71-year-old has repaid it so generously that the sport will forever be in…Read More

Graduation Season Has Arrived

Graduation season has arrived—and a flood of commencement addresses are coming with it. Not every speech delivered this year will be memorable, but a handful will likely be transformative—especially for those that find their way beyond campus boundaries, like the one delivered at Syracuse University on May 13 by women’s running pioneer Kathrine Switzer. Switzer, who…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: «La course à pied est un phare pour l’égalité»

Attraper Kathrine Switzer relève du défi. Hyperactive, l’Américaine écrit, voyage, multiplie les conférences, et quand elle ne commente pas les marathons au micro, elle les court encore. Résultat: elle n’est que très rarement «chez elle», que ce soit dans sa maison de New Paltz, dans la région de New York, ou à Wellington, en Nouvelle-Zélande, où elle passe…Read More

Live Stream of My Syracuse Commencement Speech

Hi Friends!  How honored I am to be the Commencement Speaker for Syracuse University on Sunday!  Here is an interview I just did about it, catch me on the live stream beginning at 9:30 Eastern time.  Can you imagine! 50 years ago I was sitting in that audience–  speaking on the SU Commencement stage was the last thing…Read More

Switzer highlights HOPE’s upcoming fundraiser

Gardner — The annual spring fundraiser for the nonprofit House of Peace & Education will showcase the power of self-confidence and persistence with its trailblazing keynote speaker. The Gardner-based organization, known as HOPE, runs afterschool programs and summer camp for youth as well as a job readiness program that primarily serves women but also some…Read More