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LISTEN Connections: Dispelling myths about aging, WXXI News, by Evan Dawson and Megan Mack

Switzer has been an advocate for female athletes for decades, and she is also outspoken about dispelling the myths about aging. She’s in Rochester as the keynote speaker of Baden Street Settlement’s annual gala, but first, she joins us on Connections to talk about shifting perceptions of aging, and how seniors are reinventing themselves as they…Read More

A Woman’s Place is in the Marathon

When Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, in 1967, she knew she’d be chasing history. She didn’t expect to be chased off the course. Switzer was at mile two when race manager “Jock” Semple, infuriated by a woman infiltrating the male-only marathon, ran up and tried to shove her off…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

Female runners took long, hard road to the Boston Marathon, Toronto Star

By Bob Ramsay Nearly 40 years since women were first allowed to run in the Boston Marathon, the world’s most prestigious long-distance race may finally be on the verge of gender equality. Next Monday, the Boston Marathon could well become the latest front in a second American Revolution. Leading the fight will be the 16,560…Read More