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Politics in sport: Top 10 moments

#7 Kathrine Switzer and the marathon, 1967 Our very own Switzer … well, that’s stretching the truth: Switzer is an American who lives in Wellington for six months of the year. She struck a famous blow for women’s rights by becoming the first registered woman runner to compete in the Boston Marathon. Women weren’t allowed…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