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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…Read More

50 Years After Sparking a Revolution, an Icon Runs Boston Again, Runners World, by Amanda Loudin

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer wasn’t allowed to run the Boston Marathon, but she did anyway. This year, she’s back. Fifty years ago, a spry 20-year-old brunette stepped onto the Boston…Read More

Kathrine named one of “50 Most Influential People in Running” by Runner’s World, October 2015

Hi Friends! What an honour to be named one of Runners World’s 50 Most Influential People in Running and to have the world hear more about 261 Fearless, Inc. our…Read More

Kathrine featured in Runner’s World article: “Do Women-Only Races Still Have a Purpose?”

…”Many of these women experience a sense of empowerment that they never had before,” said Switzer of women running women-only races today. Switzer continues to spread that message internationally, including…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…Read More

Kathy Switzer lancia 261 Women’s Marathon & 10K, Runners World Italy, by Irene Righetti, Feb. 2014

Kathrine Switzer, la runner americana classe ’47 che cambiò il corso della storia “al femminile”, il prossimo anno organizzerà la prima competizione 261.  Di che cosa si tratta?  Del number di…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…Read More

Kathrine featured in Runners World Spain, November 2013

Great article featuring the upcoming 261 Women’s Marathon published by Runners World Spain written by Palmira Chavero. Read the Full ArticleRead More

New Women’s Marathon Inspired By Kathrine Switzer, Runner’s World by Michelle Hamilton

In 1967, a young female runner registered for the Boston Marathon—a men’s only race at the time—using only her initials. K.V. Switzer was issued bib number 261 and began the race…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…Read More

Interview with Runner’s World, February 2013

Kathrine Switzer Featured on PBS Tuesday Night, by Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World, February 25, 2013 Marathon pioneer joins other famous women in women’s movement documentary.Read More

The Pioneer: Kathrine Switzer, January 2012

Kathrine Switzer is one of the Heroes of 2011, By Christine Fennessy, Runners World, page 62, January 2012 IssueRead More