Women Who Make America: Kathrine Switzer

My dear friend Kathrine Switzer sent me an email the other day to let me know that she’s been interviewed for the excellent PBS series Makers. It’s absolutely beautiful.

There are actually two videos to watch. The first is the profile on Kathrine.

The second is entitled Women Who Make America. Kathrine’s 1966 Boston Marathon experience is featured in the first ten minutes! It’s narrated by Meryl Streep so you know it’s quality work. If you’ve ever wanted to know the real story of the women’s running revolution please go see it now!  It’s truly inspiring. You’ll never hesitate to get out the door for a run again.

Go. Watch. Now.
  1. Tessa
    Spend the afternoon watching this. Thanks for the links. I can't believe women weren't allowed to run marathons up to a couple of years before I was born! Blew my mind.
  2. Paula Green
    Just watched part one - Wow! Great stuff. I have read many articles on Katherine Switzer but is was so nice to see her speak.
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