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“I want to thank Simmons, because they are giving us the opportunity to show up.” We are ready to hear your story, Kathrine Switzer (@KVSwitzer)! #SLCBoston
“Life is about participation. Show up, participate.” Encouraged to play sports by her dad, @KVSwitzer gained a sense of empowerment from her journey. #SLCBoston
“Get the best credentials you can. Do whatever you can to get the best passport.” @KVSwitzer chose her higher education carefully, knowing it would help further her. #SLCBoston
“I’ve been out here 30 years and we’ve never had a girl!” @KVSwitzer was received with open arms after being the first woman to join a Syracuse track team.🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ #SLCBoston
What’s the secret to success? “I had a coach, but even more importantly, I had a buddy.” For @KVSwitzer, having a trusted buddy was a key to success during her #BostonMarathon training. #SLCBoston
“We are now learning that women have more endurance and stamina than men. We also have more flexibility and more balance.” -@KVSwitzer #SLCBoston
“Destiny to me is finishing the job. Picking up responsibility when no one else wants to do it.” @KVSwitzer knew it was her job to be the first woman to run (and finish) the #BostonMarathon and help solve the injustice. “I had to finish the race.” #SLCBoston
“Everybody in your company has talent. Give them and yourself the opportunity [to finish the job].” -@KVSwitzer #SLCBoston
“All of us as women are afraid of getting old. You are never too old. You have so much wisdom to pass on, for others, for yourself.” Thank you @KVSwitzer, for today and beyond! #SLCBoston
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