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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…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…Read More

Kathrine featured in Elle Spain, December 2013

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Kathrine featured in Runners World Spain, November 2013

Great article featuring the upcoming 261 Women’s Marathon published by Runners World Spain written by Palmira Chavero. Read the Full ArticleRead 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…Read More

New Women’s Marathon Inspired By Kathrine Switzer, Runner’s World by Michelle Hamilton

In 1967, a young female runner registered for the Boston Marathon—a men’s only race at the time—using only her initials. K.V. Switzer was issued bib number 261 and began the race…Read 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…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…Read More

First woman to run Boston Marathon inspires girls, The News & Advance by Amy Trent

Kathrine Switzer paused briefly as she looked up into the faces of the more than 150 tiny runners-in-the-making. “If you remember anything from tonight,” she said. “Remember that you really…Read More

Trailblazers top guest list at annual foot race, Cornwall Standard Freeholder by Cheryl Brink

A milestone for the Raisin River Foot Race attracted a couple of big names in the running world back to Williamstown this weekend. As the event — a staple of…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…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…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…Read More

Restart: The future of the Boston Marathon, by Neil Swidey – Boston Globe

Marathon 2014 will be different. But if next year will be a corrective, what will the race look like in five years? And how will we tell the story of…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…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: The Marathon Woman, by S. Indramalar – The Star Online

Kathrine Switzer challenged the men-only rule at the Boston Marathon in 1972, and opened up the path for women to run. ALL around the world, Kathrine Switzer is known as…Read More

Switzer struck by sad irony of bombing, by Ken McMillian – Times Herald Record

In the aftermath of every Boston Marathon there are a multitude of tiny celebrations of personal achievement. Long after the media has abandoned its primary coverage and the swarm of…Read More

Marathon legend Katherine Switzer describes blasts – Sunrise AU

Longtime Boston Marathon runner and competitor Katherine Switzer describes the moments twin bombs were detonated at the event. Watch the VideoRead More

Kathrine Switzer On Boston Marathon Bombing: I Expected This Would Happen Someday, by Jeff Monaski – WIBX

The first woman to ever run the Boston Marathon says she thought one day a terror attack would occur at a prestigious road race, like Boston. Kathrine Switzer spoke to WIBX…Read More

Marathon expo draws pre-race crowds to Boston, by Rich Tenorio –

Heightening the excitement for the Boston Marathon, a weekend expo took place a mere sprint away from the finish line. The 36th annual John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo drew…Read More