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‘‘I don’t rate myself a great athlete—not at all,” Kathrine Switzer tells me, “but running saves my life. Every day. It’s my stress-buster. It’s my creative fount. It’s my inspiration. No matter how crappy the day is, the run makes it

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Running Up that Hill

When Kathrine Switzer set out to run her first marathon she didn’t mean to start a running revolution, she simply wanted to prove the boys wrong. Switzer was a 20-year-old journalism student in 1967 and the first woman to join

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On Her Birthday, Running Pioneer Explains How She’s Mastering Marathons Into Her 70s

Kathrine Switzer celebrates her 71st birthday today in Wellington, New Zealand, where she winters with her husband, runner and author Roger Robinson. Switzer was a pioneer female marathoner in the 1960s, a sub-elite racer (with a personal best of 2:51 for

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SideTrack: Kathrine Switzer, Trevor Noah, Olivia Culpo…,Boston Herald, by Olivia Vanni

FEET FEATS: Running royalty Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as an official entrant and co-founder of social running community 261 Fearless Inc., was in Boston yesterday for a meetup with some of the women in

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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 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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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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The 121st Boston Marathon included the first woman to officially run the race 50 years ago, ABC News, By Kaelyn Forde

Fifty years after becoming the first woman to officially finish the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer has done it again. “I’m exhilarated,” she told ABC News after finishing the 26.2-mile race on Monday. “All the way along the route, people had

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Switzer Is ‘261’ And Fearless In Boston, The Huffington Post, by Terry Lyons

BOSTON – (April 17, 2017) – The elevator door swung open on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Boston hotel and Kathrine Switzer, age 70, strode down the hallway with a purpose. With an adidas rolling bag behind her, she

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