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Kathrine Switzer

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 »

Kathrine Switzer, First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon, Will Run It Again 50 Years Later

In 1967, MAKER Kathrine Switzer registered for the then all-male Boston Marathon in which she was attacked by an official on the course who had grabbed for her number while screaming and cursing "before being body blocked by her 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 »

Making History: Kathrine Switzer Runs the Boston Marathon

In March, we celebrated Women's History Month with 31 days of women's history. Read More »

Inside The MAKERS Boston Screening

On Tuesday Nov. 20, two days before Thanksgiving, MAKERS gathered in Boston's WGBH theater to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. 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 »