Friday, October 02, 2015

Be Fearless

I am so happy to announced that I am a 261 Fearless ambassador. Don't know what that is? Well, to start 261 is the bib number that Kathrine Switzer wore during the 1967 Boston Marathon. If you don't know the story behind that historic moment, read up on it. The gist is that Kathrine was the first woman to run Boston with a bib. She registered under K. Switzer. The race director tried to forcibly remove her from the course, but with a little help, she remained on course, with her bib, and she finished the race successfully. She started something amazing.

Source: 261 Fearless
Ultimately Kathrine completed 39 marathons, won the NYC Marathon in 1974 and ran her personal best (2:51:33) in 1975 on that same course that started it all: Boston.
Women from around the world have been wearing the number 261 on their outfits, bibs and body because it makes them feel Fearless in the face of adversity, whether it is a tough marathon, a difficult business presentation, or coping with the many challenges of life.
Kathrine created 261 Fearless to create a global network for women to connect, support and inspire one another through running. I'm thrilled to be a part of it.

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