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Kathrine Switzer Runs Boston Marathon 50 Years After Being First Woman to Enter the Race

Fifty years after being the first woman to enter the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer, now 70, finished the 2017 26.2-mile race with an unofficial time of 4:44:31 — just 24 minutes slower than the time she first ran it at 20 years old. Read More »

Women In Sports Who Broke the Rules — and Came Out On Top

Because sitting on the bench is NOT how to #PlayLikeaGirl. Read More »

Kathrine Switzer Reports Live from the Marathon Where She Made History

Today, pioneering marathon runner Kathrine Switzer is back where she Read More »

#OneBostonDay Encourages Acts of Kindness and Reflects the City's Strength

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared it "One Boston Day," an opportunity for people to celebrate the goodness that shined through during a tragic time. Read More »

Official at Last: The Year That Changed Everything

On the eve of the Boston Marathon, Kathrine Switzer-- the first woman to officially enter and run the race-- celebrates the anniversary of the year that changed everything... Read More »