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Kathrine & 261 Fearless in China, December 2016

Kathrine Switzer was invited to China to be an a special 261 Fearless Ambassador for the 30,000 strong Guangzhou Marathon.  The media, and runners everywhere, loved the message of running making you fearless. Here is a video clip that reached millions of people during her visit. Watch Exclusive Video from China    Read More

The Woman Who Changed Running Forever, Fan First Magazine

Fifty years ago, Kathrine Switzer put on bib number 261, ran the Boston Marathon, and earned icon status when an official tried to yank her from the race. She became the first registered woman to run a marathon, and today she continues to run and to fight for women in the sports field. By Sophia…Read More

NYT Review: A Sport Comes a Long Way in ‘Free to Run’, Daniel M. Gold

“Free to Run” is an idiosyncratic account of the rise of long-distance running over the last 50 years, viewing it not so much as sport as a social revolution shaking off the tyranny of running federations that limited participation. Amid glimpses of Jim Fixx, Frank Shorter and Joan Benoit, the director Pierre Morath tells the…Read More

The Pioneer, OptimMYz Magazine, Christine Blanchette

Kathrine Switzer did more than just become the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon back in 1967. In the process she dragged the male power brokers who controlled the event kicking and screaming into the 20th century. And she showed women around the world what they were capable of. Not bad for a then…Read More

Kathrine speaking at US Dept of State event

The US Dept of State is taking a ‘Running Start” into Women’s History Month on Monday, Feb. 29!  They are hosting a program promoting health, advocacy, and gender equality at 3:30 PM in Washington, DC. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/02/253731.htm Ambassador (and marathoner!)  Janice Jacobs will open the session, marathoner Erin Eddy will emcee,  and speakers include Ann Cody,…Read More

THE 261 FEARLESS MOVEMENT, by Lisa Jackson, Women’s Running Magazine UK

Once upon a time, less than 50 years ago, women weren’t allowed to run marathons as it was feared that they’d prove much too arduous for us delicate ladies. Kathrine Switzer changed all that when, in 1967, she entered the then all-male Boston Marathon under the name KV Switzer. She was wearing bib number 261…Read More

Kathrine named one of the Rodale 100

Kathrine Switzer: The Fast and Fearless; Inspiring a Women’s Running Revolution In 1967, Kathrine Switzer pinned a bib to her chest and became the first official women entrant in the Boston Marathon. With the race underway, an official who thought no women should be racing, attacked her and attempted to rip the bib off her sweatshirt.…Read More

KVS Interview with Miles and Meters Podcast

The amazing Steve Sievert , a guy who has been in the avant garde of networking running stories, information and interviews, has done it again by creating a great podcast called Miles and Meters.  I was featured live a few days ago; if you missed that, my interview is now on iTunes. Search Miles and Meters…Read More