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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:34 min | 1 d ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Close at 11 p.m. ST. Louis Mayer Lyta Christian says those restrictions take effect at midnight last week. Over 50% of the new cases, 51% of the new cases were young people in their twenties and thirties that as we look at the 1st 2 days of this week, we have Wednesdays that is continuing to be born out. In fact, it's even a little higher. Christian says she wanted to avoid restrictions, but the state is I backed up on processing test and health officials know there are going to be more new cases. The new order will remain in effect until September 7th. Marie Akina ST Louis is NewsRadio Camel X. The climate Tron at the Missouri Botanical Garden will re open to the public Thursday. The Garden's been open since June. But the climate Tron wasn't ready. The indoor tropical forest will be open Thursday through Sunday, following a one way path to days a week it will be closed. Patchy clouds are forecast overnight. You would expect a low around 71 warm in human again on Thursday blend of sun and clouds with a high 88 Madlock Stegman came Alexe news. This is our American stories, and we tell every kind of story here. Today we have a special kind of sports story. Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Today We have her telling her whole story of why she ran.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

02:03 min | 3 months ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Prove otherwise four you know belief and encouragement to prove otherwise and then I realized if I could create opportunities for women so that they could feel as good as I felt very empowered and strong if I could do that for them then we could really really changed a lot of things and you're listening to the voice of Kathrine Switzer I started the Boston Marathon as a girl I finished it as a grown woman when we come back more of this remarkable story that pioneer spirit she was taught there it was for the world to see Kathrine Switzer story continues here on our American stories have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Gary ray bein he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of ray buying group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paid me a job Hey and you pull then inside our team members and one guy said to him and yet some asphalt on the curb over there you got to sweep that up and I guess that's just a few pebbles come on I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my buddies again I can't believe I heard as I get whatever happened to go up on your job or your guy saying that's right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people that care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company like that to learn more go to rape nine dot com that's R. A. B. I. any dot com our.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:21 min | 3 months ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Were afraid of those misses being heard and they believe those minutes and they didn't have any opportunities to prove otherwise or reinforcement to prove otherwise for in a belief and encouragement to prove otherwise and then I realized if I could create opportunities for women so that they could feel as good as I felt very empowered and strong if I can do that for them then we could really really changed a lot of sense and you're listening to the voice of Kathrine Switzer I started the Boston Marathon as a girl I finished it as a grown woman when we come back more of this remarkable story that pioneer spirit she was taught there it was for the world to see Kathrine Switzer story continues here on our American story have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Kerry right by he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of rape by a group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paid me a job Hey and you pull then it inside our team members and one guy said to him and yet some asphalt on the curb of there you got to sweep that up and I guess that's just a few pebbles come on I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my buddies again I can't believe I heard as I can't let that happen to go up on your job I hear guys saying this right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people that care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company like that to learn more go to rape nine dot com that's R. A. B. I. any dot com stings used to operate equipment throughout hospitals are manufactured by one tree industry center boy again I'm premier aluminum in the scene heroes are the.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

01:43 min | 4 months ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Kathrine Switzer I started the Boston Marathon as a girl I finished it as a grown woman when we come back more of this remarkable story that pioneer spirit she was taught there it was for the world to see Kathrine Switzer story continues here on our American stories have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Gary ray bein he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of ray buying group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paving of job Hey and you pull then it inside our team members and one guy said to him and he got some asphalt on the curb over there you got to sweep that up and I guess that's just a few pebbles Comox I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my body's occur I can't believe I heard that's like yeah whatever happened to go up on your job or your guy saying that's right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people they care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company like that to learn more go to rape nine dot com that's R. A. B. I. any dot com helpful hardware folks at least we always have been and always will.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

02:15 min | 4 months ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

"To prove otherwise for you know belief and encouragement to prove otherwise and then I realized if I could create opportunities for women so that they could feel as good as I felt very empowered and strong if I could do that for them then we could really really changed a lot of things and you're listening to the voice of Kathrine Switzer I started the Boston Marathon as a girl I finished it as a grown woman when we come back more of this remarkable story that pioneer spirit she was taught there it was for the world to see Kathrine Switzer story continues here on our American story have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry about that with Gary ray bein he's a sponsor of our American stories and the presidents of ray buying group a concrete and asphalt paving company that promises nothing short of world class work we have to strive for world class a friend of mine saw that we're paid me a job Hey and you pull then inside our team members and one guy said to him and he had some asphalt on the curb over there you got to sweep that up and I guess that's just a few pebbles Comox I goes look at that is that world class if we think we're okay with that we're not world class so again my buddies again I can't believe I heard as I get whatever happened to go up on your job or your guy saying that's right so we have a lot of fun building a great culture of people that care people are accountable passionate that are continually trying to improve have you ever heard of a paving company like that to learn more go to rape nine dot com that's R. E. V. I. N. NY dot com Hey Shep miles in just like many of you my wife and I the family were missing going out to some of our favorite restaurants right now so what do you do in this situation what if I told you that there is a Dallas based company where you can actually order some of.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"Fearless foundation. We're in seven countries already were doing amazing things training coaches all over the world to get women who are themselves transformed by running and know the power of running and enter excited about passing on what they know to other people to train the coaches, and to an coaches is in the straw is of strong word. It's it's to show them how to start a running club or group in their community. So that they can be the club leader and bring women together, especially just ordinary women who think they can't put one foot in front of the this is not competitive, this is entirely social we just want to get out there and experience the the empowerment of walking and running together. So this is taking place all over the world. These next two years. Years are going to be really critical in terms of getting a lot of proliferation of clubs salted around the world and in an up and running and so the that they can pass onto the further community and the more women who are doing this the better, and we we have changed the world with running. We're going to continue to do it. We're getting now into difficult places where in Zambia where in the the Democratic Republic of Congo. We're going into Poland or getting into some refugee camps of Syrian refugee camps. That are now in Europe getting those women out moving this is gonna be phenomenal. When when it gets going. And so I've really got who put my nose to the grindstone make that happen and got it. Right. Another book marathon woman affectively, the ends and nineteen Eighty-four with inclusion of the women's marathon and the Olympic Games, and who would have imagined the so much of my life would explode after nineteen Eighty-four quite amazing Kathryn on that. Note our show is called. Nobody told me at the end of each program. We ask our guest. What is your nobody told me lesson? So in your case, what do you wish you'd known before this whole journey began that would have helped you I would somebody would have told me one. I was just beginning to run that. I could do amazing things that too. If I just believed more in myself that I didn't have to flog myself to death that I could kind of. Home in on a specific thing. Let's say like running, and I could have been a lot better as an athlete, but if it became a lot better as an athlete, maybe I wouldn't have been as sympathetic as I am for the ordinary woman because that consider myself, a very ordinary person who just works, very hard. And accomplish is extraordinary things simply because I work hard. But actually, we we all have much more capability than we believed. And I wish somebody would have told me that a long time ago. Maybe I would have had to work a little bit less but accomplished a little bit more. Does that make sense? I think you've accomplished an awful lot. You're you're so impressive. You're so impressive. And I know people will want to get in touch with you or connect with you. Find out more about your story on.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"And that's going to be the thing that's going to make the difference in in everybody's age. I wanna be eighty five and be able to move around still travel and do interesting things. I don't wanna be in a nursing, home and. That's my my biggest dread. And you know, the a lot of luck is involved too. 'cause anybody can get sick. But the the more active, you are the better and stronger, you are so this is going to be for you guys running the show and a lot of our listeners, the the aging revolution is going to be phenomenal. So stay active as long as you can I wound up after Boston feeling so phenomenal probably slightly delusional hypoc sick. I said I am in great shape. I can do amazing things. And I I ran than of four months later, the New York City marathon forty three years after I I wanted which was phenomenal another publicity thing. Oh my God. That the crowds are going crazy for me again. It was really wonderful. I done the broadcast that race for twenty eight years. And so here, I was, you know, had gone on the back of a motorcycle through the streets of New York, but I had never run through the streets of New York. Because when I went wrong one the nearest city marathon, it was it was in central park, very difficult with those hills. But I never run the streets. So to get off the back of motorcycle next to run it myself was wonderful. So then full of high poxy and delusion four months later was before. No about five minutes later. I ran the London marathon in in downtown London. And I chose it because it was the hundred anniversary of women getting the right to vote. In england. And and it was magic because I was running on the same streets that the Suffragettes marched on one hundred years before and here, I was with twenty five thousand women running twenty six miles. You know, those moments will stay with me till my dying day is just quite phenomenal. Just amazing. So it's been an incredible last couple of years, ladies, what can I tell you know? We'll so what's next for you? You've accomplished so much in your life. What goals do you have now? Well, a goal to stay running into run a few more marathons you hate to say I have a bucket list. But I really would like to run Tokyo and Chicago then I've done with called the big six. I don't want to put it out there. But in the back of my mind, I've always wanted to run an ultra marathon and comrades in South Africa's something I've kind of wanted to do mostly wanna maintain my health and fitness and keep active and injury free. I took a big fall in in the in may right after London and a Torah a must win my hip. I still train through it for while. But then I took a few months off. And I'm coming back from that. And the noise me, this is an aging thing. I tripped over a tree root that I didn't see and I've in fact had cataract surgery because obviously I'm not see it wasn't seeing. Well, so that is an aging thing. So keep up with your health that way. And the biggest thing I want to do though is. Really really were working hard on the two six one..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"And I said, look that's not unusual there. Lots of seventy eighty years even ninety year old women mid-nineties who who have run marathons, and I said that's not unusual may said, yes. But you're the first to to do at fifty years after you. I did I said yes that is, you know, I'm grateful for my health. But also that just. Testimony to how few women ran fifty years ago. That's that story and just see that in my lifetime was phenomenal. So anyway, that was really great. But now, yes about the training and being seventy first of all I also was sort of stunned that people made a big deal about me being seventy because I m not seventy I'm twenty five, you know. I just absolutely don't feel feel different. I really don't. I just wonder why I'm going up floor. That's. Here's here's what I did differently. Having having run all my life. I felt like I was an expert and really didn't need to get help with training. And then I realized you know, things have changed so much in the last fifty years. It's time to go out and get some used the technology. So I went out, and I went to a couple of really really good physios. Got make sure I was in really really good balance. I gave myself two years to get ready for this moment. Which was scary for me. Because usually I don't put it out there. You know what? I mean, I not that much in advance cause anything can happen in two years and. Anybody gets sick or hit by a car? You know? But anyway, I put it out there. So the I put the pressure on myself, which I didn't want to do. But I thought it was important to build the excitement for the foundation in particular, and the physios that listen one thing I'd like to do I want you to run every other day not every day. I thought my God I'm used to running twice a day. When I was the lead athlete that she said. Yeah. But you're not twenty five anymore. You're seventy even need to recover so recovery was as important as the training, and I found that I could really train well and with quality and then the next day off, and and could recover. So I also look forward to I never dreaded. I was like a boy great and get to go run. When sometimes you run every day, you gotta get out there in the rain. You know, what I mean, I know that feeling myself. And then on the opposite days she said, but this is going to be the hard part for you really gonna do core work. And I said, oh, I've got a great core. And she said you did have a great core. You know, people don't do sit ups anymore. They do planks all these things. I never heard of kept up with kept up with my stretching. And kind of did my own version of Pilates and yoga's stuff like that. So is very flexible so went to a gym, and oh my God or work killed me kills me. And and he's the the the trainer was really really young, man. And he said he said you you're having difficulty with this today. This is the first day he said within a week you're going to be phenomenal. And I was I'm so excited about what my body could do. So this is the message. I'd like to give people is that the body always at any age wants to get better. Get some advice and go out start very gradually build up. Give yourself time. And you can achieve a nominal things. The next revolution. In our societies going to be the aging revolution. People talk about older people the way they talked about women fifty years ago. You know, they say you're too old them take it easy. You're gonna have a heart attack. If you do that, you might fall down hurt yourself all of those things of the things they said to women why not train yourself. Why not give yourself the opportunity to excel an exercise well in hard. That's the best thing. You can do to yourself. We're finding that people who actively age age actively keep up their activity how much longer life spans, better quality of health higher optimism a bunch of much better quality of life..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"One of my favorite things about your story is how you ended up running the Boston marathon fifty years after you. I ran it. So you ran it in two thousand seventeen at the age of seventy in. What ways was it different training for that being in the race? And what kind of challenges do you face as an older athlete? Oh, I'm so glad you that question. Because honestly running the Boston marathon two thousand seventeen fifty years after I did it was the happiest day of my life. It was one of those moments. When you come across Spanish on you say, okay. God take me. Now, I can go. I find I Finally I finally have I felt like I had passed the torch. You know, spent fifty years of my life campaigning for women's equality and in. Here's his way of looking at it and nineteen sixty seven I stood at the start line with people looking at me, the men were primitive. But but I was an oddity. But I was the only woman in that starting line with a bit on and fifty years later, I stood side by side with their teen thousand women with bitcoin. And that is that is amazing sensation and these women most of them really knew what that meant. Because Boston is a big racist tough race to get into. And so they were very appreciative. And it was phenomenal. Also because it was the essentially the global launch of my foundation to six fearless. We had one hundred twenty five women who ran to raise money for the foundation. And they were around me. So we. Iran as as a team list, we started as a team. And then of course, we'll ran different paces. But all along the route people were holding up signs saying go to six one go, Catherine equality for women. They were Kraus's we're going beserk on a perfect spring day. You know, it was just amazing and actually the run when extremely well. For me. I was very nervous about it. Because I had trained heart. The training was really good. The training was the Bank, and I'll talk about that in a minute. But but I was exhausted. By the time, I got to the start line because of all the media pressure. And and people were saying my God, you're seventy years old and you're running a marathon..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"They pass the word on other women, they get together, and they find that these women, you know, will meet them in the dark and in the snow and in the slush and they go out and run together. And they feel very very bonded. And if you'll hey, you know, what I can overcome this issue, whatever it is. Or, you know, Furthermore, it is actually a very creative process. We all know that any kind of exercise walking dancing movement brings in extra oxygen into the brain and creates wonderful thought and fast thought processes that. That can really give us an insight into kind of what's ailing you or into a new idea. Many many women have told me that the run has really helped them in their career. Fears and and in their working and their family relationships because they feel good and they feel confident about making decisions that they feel good about themselves. So you know, when you feel good about yourself. You can start feeling pretty good about other people to take a different a different. Look the different viewpoint many times. You can you can go out and run, you will have sense of spirituality. Oh, you can you can have the courage to maybe leave about relationship. You can solve a problem that's been nagging at you. And you say, you know, if I if I can run for an hour, or if I can run for ten minutes, I can fit this in my life. I can get that solved. This is amazing this transformation. That's what's happened, and therefore is become a social revolution. Because these women are changing their lives in every respect. And it is amazing. Just putting one foot in front of the other. It's changing the world. And we look at women for instance in Kenya. And. If the opium right now who are very very good runners naturally because they've been living at altitude for thousands of years, and suddenly they beginning to run and some of them being buried good hit the running circuit one prize money, and they take it back to their villages, and they're building schools and sanitizing watering, documenting the kids and for the first time in houses years, these women are not second class citizens. They're really taking decision making and changing their their society for the better. This is when a social revolution happens, and it's happening everywhere. Some as you work to get the women's marathon into the Olympic Games. Why was that important to you? You know, why was important? It was being portent just like giving women the right to vote people. Don't take themselves seriously until something is often mandated. They somehow go into the minds that oh, well, if I don't have the vote there must be a reason for it rather than saying. Wait a minute. I have any partnership here in this society. And so in the Olympic Games people women were denied longer distance events. When I first ran the Boston marathon eight hundred meters two laps around the track just been added to the Olympic program. And you know, they felt that anything more than that was too arduous for women that that you know, you turn into man or that your uterus would fall out and my gosh, so crazy to think about it. Now, I know, but you know, look around the world these mistrial. These still prevail in southern Spain. And in South America this year. And honestly women would come up to me and say, I'm worried if I run that awesome. How is my feminity? I'm not my God these women just you know, they can't get by. Sometimes it's very hard to get by how you were raised. And and the example that you have to think out of the box. And I said, you know, quite the opposite will be the case, you know, you're going to be strong fit and happy and glowing. But anyway, the Olympic Games is very important because I was a lot of talent out there and women wouldn't believe they had the talent and wouldn't achieve go for the the the. Go for the alternate goal. And in less in the event was in the Olympic Games. And also is a it was a real strike for equality because the toughest under the Olympic Games for men is the marathon. And we needed to prove that women could do it and do it..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

03:41 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"From four twenty two to fifty one and the two fifty one performances one of the best in the world at the time. And I figured okay, listen, if I could do that millions of women can, but they just are to freight try to afraid because people kept saying your girl, you can't do it. You're not good enough. And it became really the whole reason of my life. You know, which included writing books and broadcasting setting up my foundation, just giving women the glimpse into themselves of their own capability. That's that was the most important driving force for me is there are famous photos of the official attacking you and one of those photos. Slashed around the world. And is now in time. Life's book one hundred photos that changed the world. How awesome is that for you? It was amazing. Because that proved everything I had always said is that I I wasn't just the reason I was just the spark and that's photo ignited the imagination of millions of people not just women, but men, but especially women I've received hundreds of letters in emails with people saying that they've had that picture on their wall for for years, and it's always inspiring them. And and it resonates with people so much because everybody is been told even you guys you've been told, hey, you should start this radio program. Yeah. It'll never be successful. You know, what are you wasting your time for you're not good enough? You're the wrong color or the wrong race or the wrong religion, or you not cool, you know, little girls, especially about about you, not cool. And we go ahead and do something like run, and we proved that we can be fearless and overcome those feelings, and that's that's why my foundation which is called to six one. Fearless was named after the big number that the official tried to rip off of me, and in that famous picture people also were saying when they saw that picture they were saying to six one those numbers, which are for years to me just three digits makes me feel fearless. And that's really exciting. When when many many people were saying that number made them feel fearless. And we turned it into a nonprofit that is ignited women around the world to just take that first. And now, it's so. Interesting because there are more female runners than there are male runners in the United States. And I'm wondering what you think is behind that. I would think it would be in large part due to the path that you forged. Yes. And it's not just in the US anymore. Also encountered I believe in France, and in Japan and an it's going global. Here's the reason is because when a woman starts to run she has that same sense of empowerment in destiny that I had when I was twelve you know, is a sound really dumb. But if you put one foot in front of the other you come back in after ten minutes or twenty or an hour or two hours, and you say, I can do it. I can do anything. I feel great about myself. And so women who often have either not not many opportunities in their lives or not much self esteem or a really really busy in their lives with everybody else. Their work the house, the kids the dog hubby, you know, all these millions of things you. You're doing for everybody. But you're not taking any time for yourself. And they take that twenty minutes at five o'clock in the morning, while the kids are still sweep the go out and they run and they say, right? No matter how crappy this day is going to be I have accomplished something for me may feel really great..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"I look like anybody else and during the race when I was running at about a mile and a half the press truck came by and saw this girl in the race wearing big numbers. They went crazy and the Riester rector was on the bus and got furious seeing girl in the race feeling he had been defrauded and that I was wearing numbers. And he said it was against the rules jumped off the the press bus and went after me and attacked me. Grab me and screamed at me to get the hell out of his rice and tried to rip off my big numbers. Well, of course, he did this in front of the press truck, and the press going crazy taking pictures of this whole incident, and I was trying to get away from him. And I was scared to death and my kosher screaming out and lever loan and my boyfriend who was only running the bus math on because of his girlfriend could do it. He could do it. And he was in exile American football player. He just bopped him and knocked him out of the race, the fischel and and Mike OSHA run like hell. You know, it's it's whole area in the retelling. But just imagine, you know, you're twenty or twenty year old girl. He running your first race. It's the Boston marathon is really big deal. And this whole thing happens, you feel so awful in the parade humiliated. But I got angry, and I said to my coaching. I'm going to finish this race in my hands of my knees. If I have to I don't care who says we have to you know, going to try to pull me out. I am going on to finish the race. And that was the smartest thing and the most courageous decision. I think I've ever made in my life 'cause it was hard. You know, the press truck stayed with us, and we're berating me for miles. And they were so desperate for me not to finish because they just couldn't face. The fact that a woman deserve to be in the race and could do it. And in that changed everything it took a long time. When I finished the race, the press still try to say that it didn't count that. It was just a jogging time 'cause. It took me four hours and twenty minutes. But I wasn't last by far four hours twenty minutes courses, a perfectly good time now, but I really put my nose to the grindstone. And then became a better athlete as you know, one New York one second Boston with a world class time improved.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

03:04 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"And he would tell me these wonderful stories about this totally unaware of the fact that he was inspired me to run it. And and and this the days and weeks and months went on, and we were running jailer, I got stronger and stronger we were running longer and longer and longer and we were getting up to fourteen and fifteen miles, and I said to him, you know, like to run the Boston marathon one day because you've been spy. Fired me so much, and he's oh a woman can't run it. And I said why? And he said well women are too weak and too fragile. And I said, well if I'm running fourteen or fifteen miles. Why can't I run twenty six point two? And he said, oh, no, no women. Can't do it. You know, it gets harder as it gets longer. And I said, well, no kidding. But I've read about other women who've done arduous things, including a woman named Roberta. Give who jumped out of the bushes at Boston the year before and he just got furious. He said no woman ever ran a marathon. And he said, I don't believe that. And I send your crazy all the newspapers. And he's said, I'll tell you what if you if you prove to me and practice that you can do the distance take you to Boston. So I had my challenge. And that that was the thing it wasn't really Boston so much as it was proving to my coach that I could do it that that woman could do it. And when I did it in practice. It was it's really quite prophetic. We I said, let's run another five miles. I really wanna make sure we can get through the bus marathon. And we ran thirty one miles and at the end of the workout he passed out when he came to. He said women have hidden potential and endurance and stamina. And that's something we're discovering. Now this changing the face of sports. We're seeing that women may not be as fast in this powerful as men, but they have more, endurance and stamina. And it doesn't mean women are better than men are men are better than women. It means we're different. And I was so excited to discover this and he was two and he was extremely proud of me. So it was my coach Arney Brig. Who said okay now, we're going to go to Boston. You've got a fishing sign up and run this. Right. So I said well is against the rules because other women have done that. And he said nobody believes the woman can do it. That's why it's not even in the rule book. And there was nothing about gender on the entry form. So he said, well, it's gotta be okay. So I filled out the entry form and send in my two dollar entry fees. And so did he a couple of guys from our cross country team and off to Boston we went? So I wasn't going to Boston to prove anything to be a pioneer. But I was really proud of myself. You know, I was really proud of being a woman that I'd run thirty one miles. I was very confident about doing the distance. I was just just nervous as everybody is before a marathon. You know, thinking, oh, what could go wrong, you know, gonna feel well that day gonna get aside Stitcher diarrhea or something am I going to be able to manage? And and of course, you know, the story what happened in Boston is that all the men were wonderful to me. But they they couldn't tell that. I was the the ficials couldn't tell that was a woman the men could because it was so snowing so sleeting that we had on these baggy gray sweatsuits so from a distance..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

Nobody Told Me!

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on Nobody Told Me!

"Welcome to nobody told me. I'm Jan black. And I'm Laura Owens. We're very honored to have Katherine Switzer as our guest on this episode, Catherine is one of the most iconic figures in all of running. She was the first woman to officially run the Boston marathon in nineteen sixty seven and she was the women's winner of the New York City marathon in nineteen seventy four Catherine is the author of several books, including her autobiography marathon woman running the race to revolutionize women's sports. Catherine was inducted into the national women's hall of fame for creating a social revolution. By empowering women around the world through running in two thousand fifteen Catherine launched her global nonprofit to six one fearless which uses running as the man's to empower women to overcome life obstacles and embrace healthy living, Catherine. Thank you so much for joining us. Great wonderful to be here Jannine Laura, and I'm really excited about talking to you today. Well, tell us why you I started running. And how old you were when you started. You know, I love telling the story I was twelve years old, and my dream was to be a high school cheerleader at the time. Because I thought they were pretty unpopular and that was kinda passport for success. And it was my father who said you don't you don't want to cheer for other people you what people to cheer for you. And your school has something new. It's called a field hockey team. You ought to go out and play and have people cheer for you. And I said, I don't know anything about that. And he said, neither do I. But I know it involves running and if you ran a mile day, you'd be one of the best players he was very motivational. And so I started running this mile a day to make the field hockey team. And I did make the team, and I really was one of the best players. And but the point is is it was the running. I love the most just going out by myself and running I remember that so distinctly because little twelve year old girl growing up, you know, preview Besson heading to high school and feeling power than that. I could do anything was was overwhelming. And and very very very, very strong feelings I and I wanted to pass that on to everybody I knew, but and and that's what I've devoted my life to doing. I know that's what we're gonna be talking about. But it was that early. Stay that early start that made so much difference in my life. And then after that where the dream come from to go to Boston. Well, I want to Syracuse university study journalism, and they didn't have any women's sports at all. But I wanted to study journalism because this is kind of what I expected that that once you've got to university level, nobody took women's sports seriously. And I didn't know any woman sportswoman except some of that I saw on the Olympic Games, and none of them that resonated with me because I I like to go out and run long. But I went out and ask the men's track coach if I could run on the men's team, and he said, no you can't run the men's team, but you can come out and train with us. We don't mind that. And I said, well, that's great. And since I was studying journalism. I started covering. The team and gave him a lot of publicity in the local paper in our school paper. I thought if I could be a sports journalist, and at least I can stay close to sports but out there on the on the cross country course at very amazing thing happened. The guys were really wonderful and very welcoming to me and one volunteer. Coach was really old. He was fifty. I laugh about that. Ancient was was ex- marathoner, and I was so slow. He's he's started jogging with me every day and telling me about the Boston marathon, which was his great day every year of his life you'd run at fifteen sixteen times..

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

The Runner's World Show

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

"If you don't love it they'll pick it up and refund you everything another great point casper mattresses are designed developed and assembled in the us get fifty dollars towards any mattress purchased by visiting casper dot com slash ron and using the promo code are un terms and conditions apply now it's time for the cake with producer brian daily reporter kept fox and contributing editor aaron strap all right said before we dive headfirst into the boston marathon i did promise one listener we mentioned one thing oregon back to the barkley marathon out of on one one one final thing listener named guy he email this weekend he said how could you talk about the barclay marathons last week when you didn't mention gerry robinson and that was kind of a deadline thing so um just a quickly explain gary robins did not finish the barkley marathons he came in six seconds kit after the sixty our time limit it was a not finish he was delirious i think he went through a river but gary um he was our last year on the fifth loop and didn't finish soon a 60hour raissi missed it by six seconds he came in six seconds after the sixty our cut off now if you ask gerry cantrell um he the nf more than that because he probably went off course by about two miles okay he didn't come in the right way by either way canadian ronnie magazine they did a great job the entire time at the barclay marathons um they caught video of this he can go back to the article see how crazy was life was right there um but either way it's super impressive to get out on five loops.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

The Runner's World Show

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

"That's sunday i did a flawless eleven mile were the longest run i'd done in ten weeks since before that little hip nickel no pain in my hip or my calf or even might stubbornly stabbing q well i was pain free for the first time in a long time and i got my newly revised plan for the final eight weeks of my training and upcoming episode of my mood quest will really get into the details of how this team of experts plan to get me ready now that they had gotten me healthy to hit a very big goal in a short amount of time it will be a lot of hard work and very focused training the team had told me from the beginning that threshold workouts would be a key part of my plan designed to improve my lactate threshold they would be run at or near my lactate turned point of seven twenty five pace for progressively longer periods of time i would basically be doing them every week four days after that flawless sunday morning eleven mile or i had it over to the local high school track from my office to do my very first threshold workout in more than two months there had been heavy thunderstorms all day long with lightning and crazy high winds so i had to wait until the end of the day to do my work out i might easy warm up over to the track iran passed a river that had burst its banks and been turned the color of you who.

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"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

The Runner's World Show

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"kathrine switzer" Discussed on The Runner's World Show

"His team excited for the day a more specifically physically the way i see it isn't you're moving with a greater fluidity a looseness of joint you look to me like you're moving younger you can see from across from across the street old someone is are they twenty 20year they fifty early somewhere in between new look younger to me in the way you in the way you you you walk towards me for practice and of course in in your drills in in your running while pandering to nearly fifty one years for you i i look like a moving like a younger person i think that you feel that uh two i n joe will back me up anyone will recognize that sort of lucent's have joined the phrase that comes to mind but it didn't hit in the shoulders its in a you're kenneth static awareness just the way you move through the world as you get older you develop these adhesions in these that movement patterns in this these restrictions gravity takes hold and as a child you don't have those are just a greater body cooperation and diversity of movement that that create these these ballot exhorted movements in and you see it in every step and uh as person ages oftentimes that uh that disintegrated it doesn't it doesn't have to and you've shown in um we see all the time it's not something that uh that is rare if you do the right things you can sort of turnbacktheclock.

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