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Who Am I Thankful For? Kathrine Switzer, by Eric Gminiski, Run Haven

Who am I thankful for? Kathrine Switzer. The mile. It was the final element of the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test administered from elementary through high school, and it was the bane of my existence while growing up. Punctuated by heavy breathing, shin splints, and multiple walk breaks, those 10-plus minutes on the track twice…Read More

Fearless Women, by Jill Teitjen, Huffington Post

Janelle Moore is fearlessly pursuing her dream to be the first African-American woman to snowboard in the Winter X Games. She follows in the footsteps of other fearless women in every field of endeavor who paved the way and broke down barriers of all kinds. Each of the following fearless women has been inducted into…Read More

261 Women’s Marathon and 10K to take place on 8 March 2015 in Palma de Mallorca

2nd Edition of event inspired and backed by Kathrine Switzer calls women globally to challenge themselves on International Women’s Day The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced the second annual 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, the only women’s marathon in Europe, will take place in the city on 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day. Registration…Read More

Kathrine at NYC Marathon Expo

Come see me and some 261 Fearless women at my table at the TCS NYC Marathon Expo, 2nd floor (one floor above main expo area) at the River Pavilion’s, just outside the media centre… My hours at the NYC Marathon expo are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 30: 10-4 Friday, Oct.31: 10-4:30 Saturday, Nov.1: 9-3Read More

Kathrine inducted NYRR Hall of Fame

Hi Friends! Amazing–it’s the 40th anniversary of my winning the New York City Marathon and wow, I’m being inducted into the NY Road Runners Hall of Fame. This is an invitation for you all to attend–it’s at 3 PM on Thursday, Oct. 30, in New York City: 2nd floor of the Jacob Javits Convention Center…Read More

Kathrine receives Brand Laureate Legendary Award

Hi Friends! I’d like to share some wonderful news  with you! Just recently I was awarded the Brand Laureate  Legendary Award from the Asia Pacific Branding Foundation for the work I have done in advancing women’s running globally.  I am so honoured by this award!  Thank you APBF and President K.K. Johan. Here is a…Read More

Legendary Runners Slow Down Long Enough To Marry, by M.A.C. Lynch, CT Now

They lived 8,000 miles apart, a 36-hour trip door to door. Literally the other side of the Earth is how Kathrine Switzer describes the distance between her and Roger Robinson. They knew each other as statistics. Kathrine was the runner whom Boston Marathon officials tried to wrestle off the course in 1967 because she was…Read More

Famous Firsts for Women, Ian de Jager, News24

…Kathrine Switzer, marathon woman Kathrine Switzer is best known as the woman who challenged the all-male tradition of the 1967 Boston Marathon and became the first woman to officially enter and run the event despite being physically attacked by a race official. Irate race official Jock Semple tried forcibly to remove Kathrine Switzer from the…Read More