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Trailblazing Marathoner Returns for Women’s Symposium

Kathrine Switzer, the trailblazing Syracuse University Alum who became the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon, is returning to the city this month to share how she turned her running talents into a business. Switzer will headline an event for female business leaders in Armory Square later this month, hosted by Syracuse University.  …Read More


Kathrine Switzer was born in Amberg, Germany to American military parents. She grew up primarily in the Washington, DC area, the only daughter of an Army Colonel father and educator mother with an older brother who was a big influence on her life. She made sports history in 1967 as the first woman to register…Read More