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Kathrine Switzer Returns to the Boston Marathon, Outside Magazine, by Molly Mirhashem

Later this month, 50 years after making history, the first woman to run the iconic event will race it again We caught up with Switzer about the 1967 race, her…Read More

50 Years After Sparking a Revolution, an Icon Runs Boston Again, Runners World, by Amanda Loudin

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer wasn’t allowed to run the Boston Marathon, but she did anyway. This year, she’s back. Fifty years ago, a spry 20-year-old brunette stepped onto the Boston…Read More

QUAND LES FEMMES N’AVAIENT PAS LE DROIT DE COURIR, Radio Canada, par Olivier Paradis-Lemieux

En avril 1967, c’est sous le pseudonyme de K.V. Switzer qu’une femme participait officiellement pour la première fois au marathon de Boston. Cinquante ans après que Jock Semple eut tenté…Read More

La carrera de las pioneras, Marca newspaper, Spain, Cristina Mitre

Kathrine Switzer, primera mujer en correr con dorsal una maratón, y Cristina Mitre, impulsora del running femenino popular en España, participarán juntas en Boston Hace 50 años de una imagen…Read More

Kathrine Switzer: Syracuse University top sports figures of all time, Syracuse Orange Sports on

Kathrine is No. 16 in Syracuse University’s series looking at the coaches and players who have made the biggest impact in Syracuse University sports. Watch Video on YouTubeRead More

ESPN Sports Center airs feature on Kathrine and 261 Fearless

ESPN Sports Center did a wonderful job with the #261Fearless story! Check out the video all the way from New Zealand to New York, and finally a training run with…Read More

Pioneering woman marathoner K.V. Switzer comes back to Hopkinton, Metrowest Daily News, by Christopher Gavin

HOPKINTON – Five decades after running her first Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer still starts to sweat and feel the chills when she makes her way into Hopkinton. It’s the town…Read More

Kathrine Switzer On Her Return To The Boston Marathon, Competitor Magazine, by Allison Patillo

In April, Kathrine Switzer—athlete, activist, author, Emmy award-winning television commentator and founder of the nonprofit 261 Fearless—will run the Boston Marathon again. In 1967 the now 70-year-old runner was the…Read More

Introducing the Women Can marathon – and celebrating a running hero, The Guardian, by Ronnie Haydon

This year, a new UK trail marathon across east Devon will celebrate the spirit of Kathrine Switzer, the woman who took on the chauvinists of running and won he inaugural…Read More

Special 50th Anniversary edition of “Marathon Woman” to be released April 2017

I am delighted to announce that my book Marathon Woman is being re-released in a special 50th Anniversary edition for the upcoming Boston Marathon!  And take a look–it’s been reviewed…Read More

The Women Who Are Running To Protest Trump Are Tapping Into History, Huffington Post

There is a long tradition of women running as a form of protest. By Erin Schumaker In the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Alison Désir, the founder of a community…Read More