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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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July 2018

July 21 at 9:30 amJuly 22 at 12:00 am
Chicago, Illinois US
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August 2018

August 6 at 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running in Literature”, and, “Spirit of the Marathon.” Forerunners is hosting two evenings with these accomplished runners, authors and mentors: Monday August 6th – 5:30 pm –…

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August 7 at 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Please join us for a great evening with running legends, Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson this August. Kathrine Switzer in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and is author of the best-selling book “Marathon Woman”. Roger Robinson a 2:18 master runner, and, is a well-known author of “Heroes and Sparrows (two editions)”, “Running in Literature”, and, “Spirit of the Marathon.” Forerunners is hosting two evenings with these accomplished runners, authors and mentors: Monday August 6th – 5:30 pm –…

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August 11 at 12:30 pm
Chicago, Illinois US
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September 2018

September 1 at 9:30 amSeptember 2 at 12:00 am
Virginia Beach, Virginia US
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Switzer Gives Syracuse Commencement and Receives Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters

May 14, 2018

If Kathrine Switzer’s Syracuse University commencement speech didn’t inspire every graduate to lace up and run, we don’t know what will. Switzer, who in 1967 became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official race bib, addressed her alma mater 50 years after she graduated with a degree from the S.I. Newhouse…

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

May 11, 2018

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…

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Live Stream of My Syracuse Commencement Speech

May 11, 2018

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…

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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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In 1967 Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially register and run the Boston Marathon. Hear her tell the real story.

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Kathrine Switzer has long been one of runnings most iconic figures. Because of her millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running.

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