Monday, 11 April 2016 16:37

Running Legend Kathrine Switzer to Speak at SUNY Oswego

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Running and women's advocate Kathrine Switzer, a member of the National Women's Hall of Fame, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

Switzer will appear on behalf of the Bob '78 and Robbi Feinberg Family Fund series, which this year features presentations on sports and gender. The free event also is part of Cruisin' the Campus during spring break for area school districts; parking is free and available in the employee and commuter lots near Sheldon Hall.

The woman who broke the gender barrier at the 1967 Boston Marathon, Switzer went on to win the 1974 New York City Marathon, write or co-author four books, found the Avon Global Women's Circuit and win numerous awards for her service on behalf of women and her sport.

As an Emmy Award-winning TV commentator, Switzer has covered the Olympics, world and national championships and several of America's biggest marathons, including Boston.

Switzer regularly serves as a keynote speaker, delivering socially significant messages to college, business, fundraising and sports groups. A graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications, Switzer resides with her husband in the Hudson Valley and in Wellington, New Zealand. She still runs marathons.

The Feinbergs first endowed a lecture series on behalf of the SUNY Oswego gender and women's studies program in 2003.

For more information on this presentation, Cruisin' the Campus and other events happening on the college's campus or at its branch campus in Syracuse, visit

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