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Kathrine Switzer

8 Women Made History at Boston Marathon in 1972 --14,000 Registered in 2015 Race

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Kathrine Switzer became the first female to officially enter and run. The photo of a race official forcibly attempting to stop her and grabbing for her race numbers was the photo shot heard round the world. Life magazine listed the photo as one of the "100 Photographs That Changed The World."

Fearless Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When K.V. Switzer filled out her application to run the Boston Marathon, she wasn't being secretive; that was how Kathrine Switzer signed her name. The first woman to run the Marathon, she had help in fending off the race official who tried to remove her.

Women Who Run

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I listened to Kathrine Switzer describe her preparation for and her participation in the 1967 Boston Marathon, I knew that I was listening to an amazing history.

The Boston Marathon Has Been Breaking Gender Barriers Since 1966

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

A marathon proves that the world is your oyster; that your dreams are limitless; that you can do anything you put your mind to; that mind always conquers matter. This is especially the case for female runners Bobbi Gibb and Kathrine Switzer.

What Do You Mean Women Can't?

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Reports have appeared about the fight women had to undertake so that women's ski jumping could become an Olympic event. Unfortunately, the history of women in sports has been fraught with the refrain that women "can't."

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.11.2013 | Women

In 1967, a runner named Kathrine Switzer entered the all-male Boston Marathon under the name "K.V. Switzer," making her the first registered woman to ...

Women's History Month And God's Call

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

If you are a woman feeling called into ordained ministry or other church leadership, know that there are many sisters and brothers in Christ who will support and love you in your journey.

Making of MAKERS: Stories of Women That Changed America

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 04.24.2013 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

The stories of courage, confidence and empowerment deeply touched me and reminded me of why I have the privileges I now have.

Women on a Marathon

Andrea Hagelgans | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Hagelgans

A path for women has been blazed at the NYC marathon. But in places like the Congo and Afghanistan, a girl's first encounter with running usually involves running away from danger.

Joe the Plumber Vs. Lilly Ledbetter

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

When Obama mentioned Ledbetter in a debate, McCain muttered that it would create "a trial lawyers dream." He claims lawyers could take advantage of women who allege discrimination.