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Kathrine and 261 Women’s Marathon in Elle Magazine Blogpost Spain

La vida de Kathrine Switzer (Amberg, Alemania, 1947) cambió la fría mañana del 19 de abril de 1967. Estudiante de periodismo de la Universidad de Siracusa, en Nueva York, se había inscrito con su apellido y sólo las iniciales de su nombre, K.V., en la maratón de Boston, la más antigua, la más prestigiosa y…Read More

Christine Runs: 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca honours Kathrine Switzer

The Sherbrooke Record, Christine Runs Column, By Christine Blanchette “I’m very proud that my old bib number has evolved over time to become a symbol for overcoming a challenge and now have this wonderful race for women named after it!” -Kathrine Switzer, first-ever woman to officially complete the Boston Marathon In the sporting world, very few…Read More

Kathrine featured in 3000 Melbourne Magazine

2013 MELBOURNE MARATHON FESTIVAL KATHRINE SWITZER, THE ULTIMATE MARATHON WOMAN By Lisa Ouittner, September 2013 Kathrine Switzer is an intriguing woman who changed sporting history for women and continues to inspire legions of runners the world over.  Her story to date is nothing short of incredible. Read Full ArticleRead More

Marca features 261 Women’s Marathon

What a day it has been in Madrid, with a sensationally successful press conferee to announce the 261 Women’s Marathon in Majorca next March 30.  Here is just one of the news pieces, from Marca, the biggest newspaper in Spain–what a great article. READ ARTICLE Read More

Run2 Magazine article from Germany

The September issue of RUN2 Magazine, the customer magazine of the  140 RUNNER’S POINT / RUN2 running shops in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, featured Kathrine on the last page “Profile.” In addition to many biographical points about Kathrine and her accomplishments, the article mentions her new initiatives for the 261 Fearless project, and there is a lot…Read More

Runner’s World Italy interview – Kathy 261, by Irene Righetti

Una spinta, o meglio uno strattone, in grado di cambiare il corso della storia, facendo cadere tabù, convenzioni sociali e molto altro. Era il 1967, quando una Kathrine ventenne, che non capiva il motivo per cui alle donne non venisse data l’opportunità di correre la maratona, decise d’iscriversi alla Boston Marathon. Il pettorale riportava solo le sue iniziali:…Read More

There was a time a woman conquering the Boston Marathon was unheard of

By Catherine Porter, The Star Long-distance running of any kind was considered unsuited to the delicate second sex, but Kathrine Switzer changed all that.  Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon.  This was 46 years ago. At mile two, a miserable man named Jock Semple tried to drag her off…Read More

Panel says Boston Marathon bombings give ‘more determination to run’

A really good article by Robert Macleod of the Toronto Globe and Mail about the Ramsey Talks Beyond Boston presentation we all did yesterday in a special luncheon that was attended by the business AND running community. Roger Robinson was also a star at this talk but not in this article.   It was 10 minutes…Read More

The AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run celebrates its 30th anniversary, by Horst Milde

Hi Friends, I’m now in Berlin! The 30th Anniversary of the Berlin Avon Frauenlauf (Women’s Run) is tomorrow. Where have 30 years gone?! With 18,500 women, this is the biggest women’s race in Germany, and still the original one. Here is a great story about the history.    This was written by Horst Milde,…Read More