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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

Kathrine Switzer Launches Race Series: The pioneer intends to spark a global female running boom, Runner’s World, by Michelle Chang

Stand among the throngs of runners at any race in the United States, and you’ll be surrounded by women. Indeed, according to Running USA’s State of the Sport report, 56 percent of all U.S. race finishers in 2012 were female. Outside of North America, however, the scene changes. While women’s running has made big strides, especially…Read More

Kathrine and 261 Women’s Marathon in Elle Magazine Blogpost Spain

La vida de Kathrine Switzer (Amberg, Alemania, 1947) cambió la fría mañana del 19 de abril de 1967. Estudiante de periodismo de la Universidad de Siracusa, en Nueva York, se había inscrito con su apellido y sólo las iniciales de su nombre, K.V., en la maratón de Boston, la más antigua, la más prestigiosa y…Read More

Runner’s World Italy interview – Kathy 261, by Irene Righetti

Una spinta, o meglio uno strattone, in grado di cambiare il corso della storia, facendo cadere tabù, convenzioni sociali e molto altro. Era il 1967, quando una Kathrine ventenne, che non capiva il motivo per cui alle donne non venisse data l’opportunità di correre la maratona, decise d’iscriversi alla Boston Marathon. Il pettorale riportava solo le sue iniziali:…Read More

The Girl Who Started It All

On a dark six-mile run in a wild snowstorm in mid-December 1966, I had a terrible argument with my otherwise kindly old coach, Arnie Briggs. It was in Syracuse, New York, where God first invented snow and never let up. I was a 19-year-old journalism student at Syracuse University, and since there was no women’s…Read More