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Revolutionary Runner: Kathrine Switzer

I had the pleasure of being on the podcast She Plays, interviewed by Ashley Hart, an incredible soccer player! Here is the link to the podcast! About She Plays: She Plays: The Podcast is a weekly podcast where we bring you exciting features with female professional athletes, keep you informed on current news and tell…Read More

City of Dunkirk, France Names Stadium to Honor Kathrine Switzer Running Pioneer

Dunkirk City Council and Mayor Patrice Vergriete recently dedicated their new stadium  “Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer” (“Kathrine Switzer Stadium”) during the official inauguration ceremonies which were held on September 14-15. “Kathrine Switzer made a very strong and symbolic statement when she competed in the 1967 Boston Marathon and paved the way for women to compete…Read More

Zestful Aging Podcast

What fun it was to do this podcast with Nicole Christina! I love talking about running all our lives and she shares our enthusiasm. I hope you guys enjoy it! Thank you Nicole! Listen Through Zestful Aging Webpage Download or listen to through iTunes Listen Through Spotify Listen Through Google Play Music Listen Through StitcherRead More

Athena International Award

Hi Friends!  What a wonderful  surprise It was to learn that Athena International,  the women’s leadership organization, has named me to receive their 2019 National Leadership Award on Oct.21!  AND: I am so honored to be on the same stage (just down a step 🙂 )  with the amazing Carla Harris, who is receiving the…Read More

Part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running hero Kathrine Switzer has French stadium named after her

A part-time Wellingtonian and women’s running trailblazer has had a stadium named after her in France. Kathrine Switzer was the first registered woman to run in the Boston Marathon, and spends half of her time in Wellington and the rest in her native United States. The stadium, in Dunkirk, was named Stade d’Athlétisme Kathrine Switzer, or Kathrine Switzer Stadium, in…Read More

An Exclusive Pre-Marathon Meetup with Kathrine Switzer!

Kathrine Switzer has the pleasure to be in Berlin soon and host her very first Airbnb experience on the 27th of September. This exclusive inspiring session will be limited to a maximum of 30 people and proceeds will benefit 261 Fearless.  Kathrine is looking forward to meeting  people from all over the world and be…Read More

CITY OF DUNKIRK, MAYOR PATRICE VERGRIETE TO DEDICATE STADIUM IN HONOR OF BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND, AMERICAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AND WOMEN’S SPORTS ICON KATHRINE SWITZER

MEDIA CONTACT – Joshua Milne, joshuamilnepr.com, 617-501-1620  CITY OF DUNKIRK, MAYOR PATRICE VERGRIETE TO DEDICATE STADIUM IN HONOR OF BOSTON MARATHON LEGEND, AMERICAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AND WOMEN’S SPORTS ICON KATHRINE SWITZER Kathrine Switzer to Travel to Dunkirk, France to Participate in Ceremonies DUNKIRK, France – September 4, 2019 – The City of Dunkirk (France)…Read More

Dirt Church Radio Podcast

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…Read More

The Beginning of a Movement

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…Read More

Evolving Role

She didn’t know it at the time, but a photograph of Kathrine Switzer running in the 1967 Boston Marathon would become an iconic image for sports and women’s equality. The image showed Switzer, No. 261, in the middle of several men, as a race official attempts to pull her off the course. Switzer’s boyfriend, however,…Read More

Boston Marathon officials tried to pull her off the course, but Kathrine Switzer became the 1st woman to finish the race. Now she works to inspire other athletes.

  She didn’t know it at the time, but a photograph of Kathrine Switzer running in the 1967 Boston Marathon would become an iconic image for sports and women’s equality. The image showed Switzer, No. 261, in the middle of several men, as a race official attempts to pull her off the course. Switzer’s boyfriend,…Read More

Kathrine Switzer

The controversy that swirled around this iconic event — a woman running in a men-only marathon — tends to diminish the athletic achievements of one of the world’s most renowned female runners. Kathrine went on to run Boston eight times, bettering her first time in 1967 of four hours 20 minutes down to 2 hours…Read More

Iconic Runner Hoping for a New Revolution

Four hours, 20 minutes. That was how long it took Boston Marathon participant No. 261 to run 26.2 miles on April 19, 1967 — a run taht catapulted 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer from anonymity to historical icon in her sport and for gender equality. As the first woman to officially register complete the race as a…Read More

KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact for Additional Info: Laura Beachy | Beachy Media | 814.279.9825 | Beachy@BeachyMedia.com KATHRINE SWITZER’S BEST-SELLING MEMOIR OPTIONED FOR THEATRICAL FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION Chastain Film Capital Purchases Screen Rights to “Marathon Woman” ATLANTA, GA – (June 6, 2019) – Women’s running pioneer and sports activist, Kathrine Switzer, officially signed with Chastain Film…Read More

Running, Thinking, and Writing

In a New York Times essay last March, Maine-based writer Caitlin Shetterly described her joy in gritty, cold winter runs and the way these runs often spark creative thoughts. “On a run, ideas will bubble up,” she wrote. “Like little ice floes in warming waters, they’ll drift unencumbered until I can see them gleaming in the sun.” Just…Read More

Interview with an Icon: Kathrine Switzer on Breaking Rules, Busting Myths and Being Called “Just a Jogger”

Last month, around 30,000 runners raced the Boston Marathon, with women making up about 45 percent of the field. But in 1967, there was only one woman with an official bib: Kathrine Switzer. Aside from training for months through the bleak winter, the 20-year-old journalism student had to break barriers, overcoming prejudice, criticism and ridicule just…Read More

The Extra Mile-The Official Charity Miles Podcast

I had such a great time this weekend jogging and talking with Gene Gurkoff, host of the podcast Charity Miles.  I hope you listen to this on your next walk or run and have as much fun listening as I did talking with Gene! Here are the links to get it on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.Read More