"Marathon Woman" Kathrine Switzer on the Long Road Up

Marathon Woman Kathrine Switzer was fearless in entering and finishing Boston Marathon 1967 as the first female to do so. On 1 PM Tuesday June 21, she tells her story, of Fearless Then and Now', on VoiceAmerica.com Empowerment Channel series Women and Sport: The Long Road Up


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2016 -- Number 261 is Kathrine Switzer's bib number from her historic 1967 Boston Marathon which she entered and finished despite being accosted by a race official trying to force her off the course because she was female*..261 Fearless is now a Movement founded by Kathrine to enable women to feel fearless in the face of adversity whether a tough marathon, an 'ask' for a work place pay raise, or any life challenge.

On 1 PM Pacific time, Tuesday June 21, 2016, Switzer will join Host Dr. Carole Oglesby for an hour of extraordinary exchange on VoiceAmerica.com Empowerment Channel series Women and Sport: The Long Road Up. Kathrine Switzer's remarkable story includes completing 39 marathons, winning the 1974 New York City Marathon Women's Division, founding the Avon Running Global Women's Circuit whose successes were a principal factor in the IOC adding women's marathon to the Olympic program in 1984. She is a noted author, (Marathon Women, 2008), TV Commentator, and highly sought public speaker.

Her newest adventure '261 Fearless' is a non-profit committed to "creating a global community of women, whether walker, jogger, runner, or front of the pack racer, who have found strength, power, and fearlessness by putting one foot in front of the other".

Carole Oglesby, PhD, series host for VoiceAmerica.com Empowerment Channel, will engage Kathrine Switzer in a wide-ranging discussion covering the 1967 Boston run and aftermath, the march to the Olympic program for women's marathon, and creating of 261 with emphasis on high points, lowest points and the 261 Fearless approach to writing an amazing life story.

*Photo Boston Herald