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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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June 19 at 8:00 amJune 23 at 5:00 pm
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NSGA is excited to have Albuquerque host the 2019 National Senior Games presented by Humana in New Mexico, With support from the city and state, The Games in 2019 promise to provide the best facilities and amenities set against a unique backdrop of culture, history and natural beauty in the Land of Enchantment.

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Switzer continues to pave path for female runners

April 17, 2019

Thousands of women ran in the Boston Marathon this year, but back in 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer was the only woman on the course. Her decision to participate in the marathon that morning sparked a social revolution that has given women across the world the motivation to run for over 50 years. In 1967, Switzer…

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Boston Marathon SHE-RO, Kathrine “KV” Switzer

April 6, 2019

Coaches Julie Sapper and Lisa Reichmann provide individualized coaching to runners of all levels throughout the U.S. Hear their tips and tricks for running farther, faster, and stronger. After running the Boston Marathon 25 times collectively, Julie and Lisa, along with weekly guests, provide tips for training and racing the Boston Marathon. While specific to…

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Kathrine, Switzer la primera mujer en correr oficialmente un maratón: “El running es un gran ejemplo de igualdad”

April 4, 2019

Amediados de diciembre del 1966, y mientras trotaban bajo una feroz tormenta de nieve, Kathrine Switzer tuvo una fuerte discusión con su veterano entrenador, Arnie Briggs. Por aquel entonces, Switzer tenía 19 años, estudiaba periodismo deportivo en la Universidad de Siracusa, Nueva York, y, como la institución no tenía disciplinas deportivas para mujeres, ella practicaba…

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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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