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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…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…Read More

Hectic prerace week doesn’t slow Samson Kipchurcher, by Charles Salzer, New Orleans Advocate

…Stone, a former athlete at St. Michael the Archangel High School, said she was more pleased with the time she ran than placing first. Like all race finishers of both…Read More

Switzer puts a face on women’s athletes, by Charles Salzer, New Orleans Advocate

It was a moment that is credited with breaking the gender barrier for women in distance running. It was also a moment that changed Kathrine Switzer’s life. At the 1967…Read More

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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…Read More

Extra incentive to finish the New York City Marathon, by Jen Miller, The Inquirer

After I dressed for Sunday’s New York City Marathon, made sure I’d pinned my bib on straight, and put Clif Shot Bloks, ChapStick, and a $20 bill in my pocket,…Read More

Kathrine listed in The 35 Greatest American Female Marathoners of All Time,

The U.S. has produced numerous top women’s marathoners during the past five decades. Our list reflects the fastest runners, top performers at national and international events, and pioneers who made…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…Read 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…Read More

Kathrine Switzer shares inspirational story of running Boston Marathon, by Alex Resila, CNY Central

Men and women running in the Boston Marathon is a very common sight. Up until Syracuse University student Katherine Switzer ran the entire 26.2 mile race back in 1967, no…Read More

SU grad who broke gender barriers for female runners returns to CNY, by Antoinette Siu, Syracuse Post-Standard

Forty-three years ago, the U.S. amateur sports organization barred women from long-distance running. Then a Syracuse University student who trained with the men’s cross country team, Kathrine Switzer entered the…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…Read More

GOING THE DISTANCE: Switzer’s story is a compelling one, by Scott Porter, Finger Lakes Times

I have met just a handful of famous athletes. At Henninger High School in Syracuse of all places, I met the great skier Jean-Claude Killy. At the now-extinct Memorial Stadium in Cleveland,…Read More

Famed runners Kathrine Switzer, Roger Robinson to speak at AHS, Auburn Citizen

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon, will be speaking at Auburn High School on Oct. 19. Joining Switzer is Roger Robinson, who ran…Read More

Switzer, Barker Discuss Their Roles As Running Pioneers, by Lori Riley, Hartford Courant

Kathrine Switzer and Molly Barker sat at the same table Thursday night in the corner of the room at the Hartford Hilton, feeding off each other’s energy. The two women…Read More

Kathrine featured in Runner’s World article: “Do Women-Only Races Still Have a Purpose?”

…”Many of these women experience a sense of empowerment that they never had before,” said Switzer of women running women-only races today. Switzer continues to spread that message internationally, including…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.…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…Read More

Camp Olympic hosts Katherine Switzer and Roger Robinson for Jack Pressmann cross country race

Roger Robinson raced cross country for 30 years at the elite masters levels as few others have, garnering masters world championships in both cross country and road races, as well…Read More