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’67 Marathon Half Century

Rochester Business Journal’s OnSports column focuses on the 50th anniversary of the historic Boston Marathon event. Switzer’s Marathon Jaunt Broke Barriers, Changed the World by Scott Pitoniak The history-jarring moment occurred roughly two miles into that Boston Marathon a half-century of Aprils ago. That’s when Jock Semple, the director and self-appointed caretaker of running’s most…Read More

Pioneer Kathrine Switzer ready to run New York City Marathon

A legendary runner who made a name for herself as the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon was in New York Monday. The great Kathrine Switzer led a group of women on a run downtown. Switzer says she remembers the Boston Marathon in 1967 like it was yesterday. It was a moment that…Read More

Beyond “Battle of the Sexes”: 16 Other Times Female Athletes Crushed the Competition, Mother Jones, by Becca Andrews and Edwin Rios

Kathrine is listed in this Mother Jones’ article: More than four decades ago, tennis star Billie Jean King faced off against gambler Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome in front of millions of viewers. The stakes for the so-called “Battle of the Sexes,” set to be brought to the big screen on September 22, were higher than the…Read More

VOTE FOR KATHRINE! Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year

Kathrine Switzer is nominated for the Laureus Award for Best Sporting Moment of the Year, Vote Today!   Voted for by fans around the world in a global online poll, the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year identifies the moment from the calendar year which has most resonance with sports fans around the world.…Read More

How to Find Joy in Every Workout, Kathrine Switzer on the lessons she’s learned after a lifetime of running. Outside Magazine, by Molly Mirhashem

Kathrine Switzer started running almost 60 years ago. In 1967, she became the first woman to enter and run the Boston Marathon when it was open only to men. This past April, 50 years after that historic race, Switzer returned to Boston and ran it again at age 70. In between those milestones, she’s run…Read More

Happy #GlobalRunningDay from Kathrine and Humana

Happy #GlobalRunningDay! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m becoming a paid spokesperson for Humana. I’m excited to embrace our shared belief in the power of an active lifestyle and aging with optimism. I’ll be joining Humana at the 2017 National Senior Games on June 2-15.  Cheers! KathrineRead More

Trailblazer Returns to Boston, 50 Years Later

Fifty years ago, a runner officially entered as K.V. Switzer participated in the Boston Marathon. On Monday, she was doing it again at age 70. Syracuse Alum Kathrine Switzer’s marathon in 1967 became historic because she was the first woman to complete the all-male race as an official entrant–her registration as “K.V. Switzer” hid her…Read More