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LISTEN: Marathon pioneer Kathrine Switzer speaking in Rochester Friday

Kathrine Switzer, wearing bib number 261, runs the track with members of her 261 Fearless Runners club.

Kathrine Switzer, who made history in 1967 when she became the first woman to officially enter and run in the Boston Marathon, will be speaking in Rochester this week.

Switzer is the keynote speaker at the annual gala for Baden Street Settlement on Friday, October 20 at the Holiday in Downtown in Rochester.

There’s more information about how to get tickets for the event at

Click on the LISTEN link above to hear Switzer talk about her groundbreaking run and how she continues to empower women and girls.