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VIDEO Kathrine Switzer Finishes Boston Marathon 50 Years After Being First Woman To Run

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Catching Up With the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon

“Kathrine Switzer made waves in 1967 when, at age 20, she became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant, facing doubts and prejudice head-on as she crossed the finish line. Nowadays, shes at the forefront

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5 Essential Steps for Women Starting Endurance Racing

Ana Dutra could barely swim across a pool when a friend suggested they sign up for a triathlon. “I had not swam since I was a child,” she says, “but I decided to train anyway.” Her first event consisted of

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How This 70-Year-Old Marathon Runner Stays Just as Fit as She Was at 20, Reader’s Digest, by Marissa Laliberte

At 70 years old, Kathrine Switzer has run 40 marathons in her life—and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Switzer first came to the public eye in 1967, when she was the first woman to run the Boston

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How To Stay Fit At 70 (And Beyond)—From Kathrine Switzer, The First Woman Ever To Officially Run The Boston Marathon, Prevention, by Sarah Klein

Prevention: What was it like to run Boston again, 50 years after your historic first race? Kathrine Switzer: It was sensational. It was very gratifying. There were so many people that knew my story. Boston was a celebration of the

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How the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Is Still Running Marathons at 70, TIME, by Katie Reilly

When Kathrine Switzer crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 1967, it was remarkable because she was a woman — the first to run the race as an official entrant. When she crossed the same finish line 50

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Bringing Her Fearless Approach to Life to Niagara

When did you start running? I started running at age 12 when my father encouraged me to run a mile a day so I could make the field hockey team in my high school. Why did you want to run

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The Anniversary

On April 19, 1967, 20 year old Kathrine Switzer started the Boston Marathon, then closed to women, after registering as K.V. Switzer. After 2 miles, the irate race director, Jock Semple, tried to force Switzer off the course. Her boyfriend,

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A Boston Moment, Pregnant Athletes and Pre-Workout Eating, New York Times Well Running, by Lela Moore

“When ordinary women run, they become extraordinary.” So writes Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, in the new introduction to her 2007 memoir, “Marathon Woman.” Ms. Switzer’s 1967 race was marred two miles in when

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Runner Marks Historical Marathon

Kathrine Switzer, 70, who 50 years ago was the first woman to officially run in the Boston Marathon, wore the same bib number and ran in the event on Monday in the US. When Switzer ran in 1967, officials roughly

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