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Boston, other marathons say trans women can compete as women

In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men’s-only race. Five decades later, race officials aren’t as concerned about gender boundaries: They’re now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with. “We take people at their word. We register…Read More

Kathrine on the cover of WGBH-TV Boston, February 2013

Kathrine is featured on the cover of a Explore Magazine, the monthly magazine of WGBH Boston, the huge PBS station in Boston. Check out the publication and notice the President’s Letter on page 1: “One of those trailblazers is Kathrine Switzer, who back in 1967 was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as…Read More

Kathrine Featured in Issue of Competitor, January 2013

Women on the Run: An all-male sport at the inception of the first running boom, recreational running is now dominated by women By Linzay Logan While we know it looms large, only the tower tips of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge are visible through the thick fog as we run up through the Marina to…Read More