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Another Mother Runner Radio #101: Kathrine Switzer Reflects

Sarah and Dimity are honored to welcome Kathrine Switzer to the podcast. As the first woman to run the venerable Boston Marathon with an official number, Kathrine changed the course of women’s running. Kathrine walks the mother runners through that epic 1967 Boston Marathon experience, calling it, “a series of coincidences that couldn’t possibly repeat,” and “an awakening” for herself at age 20. She shares her vision for future races she’d like to see in the Olympic Games—such as relay races, “that combine men’s unique capabilities with women’s.” Kathrine also talks about the work she’s doing to reach out to women to make them feel fearless, including the inaugural 261 Women’s Marathon happening in Majoraca, Spain, in two weeks, and the 261 Fearless Collection from Skirt Sports.

Dimity and Sarah are rendered speechless several times throughout this not-to-be-missed podcast; afterward, Dimity confesses she pitted out during the conversation and Sarah says her hands went nearly numb. But before bringing on the running pioneer, the ladies chat about the Little Rock Marathon weekend and how Sarah “crushed” on the capital of Arkansas.

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