This week features an interview with Kathrine Switzer, iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator. She's perhaps best known as the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon fifty years ago this year. She has been honored widely for her achievements, most recently being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame for creating positive social change. Her work has forever changed the face of sports, health, and opportunities for women around the world and fearlessly empowering millions beyond the finish line, especially through her non-profit “261® Fearless”.
We talk about how Kathrine pushed past the myths and misconceptions women bought into when it came to running and sports, and we discuss the new set of myths that need to be broken when it comes to active aging for women.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - KATHRINE SWITZER
Quote: "You're never too old. You're never too fat. You're never too slow. You're never too inexperienced to become an athlete."
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE - MEESH PRESTON
Each week, we start our show with our featured EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE. In this segment, we shine the spotlight on athletes over age 40 from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.. Our Everyday Seasoned Athletes will be sharing why they do what they do and what they’ve learned along the way – all in their own words. This week, we feature runner Meesh Preston.
EVERYDAY SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - MEESH PRESTON
Quote: "Life is truly not a sprint. It is a marathon."