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Kathrine Switzer

  • When I was first running marathons, we were sailing on a flat earth. We were afraid we'd get big legs, grow mustaches, not get boyfriends, not be able to have babies. Women thought that something would happen to them, that they'd break down or turn into men, something shadowy, when they were only limited by their own society's sense of limitations.

    • Kathrine Switzer,
    • in Jane Gross, "Women's Old Images Fading Rapidly," The New York Times ()

Kathrine Switzer, U.S. writer, TV commentator, marathon runner

(1947)

Full name: Kathrine Virginia Switzer