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’67 Marathon Half Century

Rochester Business Journal’s OnSports column focuses on the 50th anniversary of the historic Boston Marathon event. Switzer’s Marathon Jaunt Broke Barriers, Changed the World by Scott Pitoniak The history-jarring moment occurred roughly two miles into that Boston Marathon a half-century of Aprils ago. That’s when Jock Semple, the director and self-appointed caretaker of running’s most…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

One in A Million launch interview with Kathrine, by Pamela Young, Girls on the Run

This year, Girls on the Run will serve its one-millionth girl! We’re honoring this milestone by celebrating what makes each of us one in a million and by showcasing some one-in-a-million women who have made exceptional contributions to empowering girls and women —beginning with Kathrine Switzer, the iconic sports and social advocate whose participation as the…Read More

Hearst Magazine’s “Empowering Women” interview with Kathrine

Wow, I’m thrilled to be interviewed on the amazing new site “Empowering Women” at Hearst Magazine!  They wanted to know the background of the 261 Women’s Marathon in Mallorca, but got more than they expected!  I hope you enjoy it! Kathrine Switzer : marathon woman …Switzer crossing the finish line in ’67 was a seminal…Read More

Interview on Gotta Run, YouTube

This episode is dedicated to the memories of Kathrine Switzer’s parents: Virginia and Homer Switzer. They raised Kathrine and her brother in a loving home. Hers is a story of the gift of empowerment.Read More

Fempower: Q&A with Kathrine Switzer and Melissa Seymour

Melissa Seymour: Hi Kathrine! Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. Kathrine Switzer: While I was never a ‘professional’ athlete, it is running that shaped my life and is still a kind of hub of my life.  From that has come a profound determination and activism to empower women everywhere and…Read More

Katie Kelly-Noble interview

We said last year would be our last “Women’s Issue.” We lied.  Not intentionally, of course, but last August we had office discussions debating if we really needed an issue devoted to women.  After all, women participating in sports is hardly novel these days.  We ended up labeling it as the “Daring Issue” that featured…Read More

Interview on NZone Tonight

After initially launching her memoir ‘Marathon Woman’ in the USA, Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, toured her book in New Zealand and talked to NZone Tonight’s Annette Lee about it, and what it takes to become a female endurance athlete.Read More