Empowering female athletes one marathon at a time with Kathrine Switzer. Episode #381

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On this week’s BJSM podcast, Kathrine Switzer (T: @KVSwitzer) joins BJSM’s Daniel Friedman (T: @ddfriedman) to chat about empowering female athletes and the changing face of women’s sport in 2019. In 1967, 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to complete the all-male Boston Marathon as an official entrant. She managed to fight off a race official who tried to force her from the course after only several kilometres, and made history as she crossed the finish line four hours later. Empowered by her experience, Kathrine became determined to create change for all women and has dedicated her career to advancing women’s sport, health and equality. https://kathrineswitzer.com/ In this 25-minute conversation, Kathrine discusses: · The story of her historic 1967 Boston Marathon · Her activism in advancing women’s running · 261 Fearless – a global supportive social running network http://www.261fearless.org/ · The biggest barriers to female participation in sport today · What SEM clinicians can do to help out On June 6-8, Kathrine will be speaking at the 4th biennial Female Athlete Conference in Boston. She will be presenting alongside a world-class line up of local and international experts on women’s sport and exercise medicine, coaching, leadership and culture. https://bostonchildrens.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?P=1&EID=910 Learn more about NZ’s Green Rx: https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/preventative-health-wellness/physical-activity/green-prescriptions

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