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Athlete. Activist. Author.

"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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September 2018

September 1 at 9:30 amSeptember 2 at 12:00 am
Virginia Beach, Virginia US
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September 16 at 8:30 am
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October 2018

October 17 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
5800 East Bridge Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057 United States

The evening is a celebration of Roger Robinson's new book, When Running Made History, called "a must-read" by American record holder Deena Kastor. Kathrine Switzer will also be signing copies of her highly successful book, Marathon Woman, which "shares how she forced the running world to view women in an entirely new light." (Billy Jean King) Switzer and Robinson will both speak and take questions prior to signing books. The event kicks of at 6 p.m.

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October 28 at 8:00 am
Washington, DC, US

Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson are the celebrity guests for the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon  www.marinecorpsmarathon.com They will be at the expo at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center speaking and selling and signing their books Marathon Woman (Kathrine) and When Running Made History (Roger). Friday, Oct. 26: 10 AM-11:45: Roger & Kathrine at expo booth # 204 12- 12:45:  Runners Forum, on the expo floor; come listen 3:15-6:  at expo booth, # 204   Saturday (Expo opens at 8)…

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October 31 at 1:00 pmNovember 3 at 2:00 pm
320 West 57th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY United States

In the 1960s and ‘70s, female endurance athletes were either treated as second class citizens or barred entirely from participating in the world’s great marathons. But, at the 1972 New York City Marathon, six women gathered at the starting line to challenge that unequal treatment. For ten minutes, the women staged a sit-down strike, refusing to begin the race. A photo of the protest, published in a big New York Times spread, sent shockwaves through the running world and set…

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‘Never too old to be an athlete’: Husband and wife running icons join Marine Corps Marathon weekend

October 26, 2018

WASHINGTON — Running is about putting one foot in front of the other, no matter your age, say Kathrine Switzer and Roger Robinson — a husband and wife team known to many as royalty in the running world. In 1967, Switzer, now 71, became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered…

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Hawke’s Bay sanitary product start-up Hello Cup scores New York marathon deal

October 19, 2018

Nearly a year after setting up a menstrual cup manufacturing business in Hawke’s Bay, two lifelong best friends have hit a huge deal to help female runners at this year’s New York Marathon. The Hello Cup is a reusable hygienic cup that is an alternative to traditional feminine sanitary products. It holds three times as…

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

October 3, 2018

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…

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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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