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Interview on NZone Tonight

After initially launching her memoir ‘Marathon Woman’ in the USA, Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, toured her book in New Zealand and talked to NZone Tonight’s Annette Lee about it, and what it takes to become a female endurance athlete.Read More

Trailblazer of women’s distance running

Kathrine Switzer’s uterus did not fall out. Neither did her chest sprout hair. She is a living, breathing myth-buster, still running the streets of Wellington and proving that women can run without turning into men. It’s so obvious today, but 40 years ago when Switzer unwittingly became a pioneer of women’s distance running such beliefs…Read More