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Happy Birthday Kathrine

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 26.2) in…Read More

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 tried to stop her, angry a woman was running, but then her boyfriend pushed them…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 histórica. Aquella en la que el juez del maratón de Boston intentaba echar de la carrera a Kathrine Switzer. En una época en la que…Read 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 many of the 261 Fearless Team Boston runners in the HOP21 run starting in Hopkinton, Massachusetts! I really appreciate all the Team Boston runners that…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 running organization in New York City called Harlem Run, turned her frustration into political action. Désir’s remedy: a four-woman, 240-mile relay, beginning in Harlem, New…Read More

It wasn’t easy to be the 1st female Boston Marathoner, RVAnews by Kathryn Pullman

What does a small town runner do when she’s suddenly given the opportunity to interview two running legends? First, she doesn’t believe it. Next, she has an internal fan-girl freak out–imagine jumping up and down, squealing, grinning… the whole nine yards. But all internal. (I swear.) Then, once she’s recovered, she dives into research so…Read More