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La carrera de las pioneras, Marca newspaper, Spain, Cristina Mitre

Kathrine Switzer, primera mujer en correr con dorsal una maratón, y Cristina Mitre, impulsora del running femenino popular en España, participarán juntas en Boston Hace 50 años de una imagen histórica. Aquella en la que el juez del maratón de Boston intentaba echar de la carrera a Kathrine Switzer. En una época en la que…Read More

Message from Kathrine: Association with 261WM in Mallorca

Dear Friends and Colleagues, As you probably know,  the 261 Fearless movement has in the last five months been legally constituted as a non-profit corporation. This is very good news, and has already opened up some exciting relationships and developments for us. However, it has not been possible to reach an equitable arrangement with Sports…Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Be Fearless, Be Free, Be Grateful This Sunday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. This day we celebrate the achievements of women with a day of action: more than talk, we will DO. For me, it’s also a day I happily reflect on my mantra: Be Fearless, Be Free, Be Grateful. Our…Read More

261 Women’s Marathon and 10K to take place on 8 March 2015 in Palma de Mallorca

2nd Edition of event inspired and backed by Kathrine Switzer calls women globally to challenge themselves on International Women’s Day The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced the second annual 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, the only women’s marathon in Europe, will take place in the city on 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day. Registration…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

Christine Runs: 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca honours Kathrine Switzer

The Sherbrooke Record, Christine Runs Column, By Christine Blanchette “I’m very proud that my old bib number has evolved over time to become a symbol for overcoming a challenge and now have this wonderful race for women named after it!” -Kathrine Switzer, first-ever woman to officially complete the Boston Marathon In the sporting world, very few…Read More

Marca features 261 Women’s Marathon

What a day it has been in Madrid, with a sensationally successful press conferee to announce the 261 Women’s Marathon in Majorca next March 30.  Here is just one of the news pieces, from Marca, the biggest newspaper in Spain–what a great article. READ ARTICLE Read More