Kathrine Switzer, who is serving as Humana’s health and well-being ambassador by participating in the National Senior Games, was profiled in TIME.com this week. Switzer was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon, in 1967, and ran the race again this year at age 70.
She talked to TIME about her 50th anniversary, her upcoming participation in the Senior Games, healthy aging, making fitness a priority, and overcoming stereotypes.
“Switzer, who built a career on challenging gender stereotypes in sports, said she is now focused on tackling ‘the frontier of aging,’” TIME wrote. “She will participate this week in the National Senior Games presented by Humana, a competitive sporting event for men and women over the age of 50 where she plans to run the 10K road race.”
Switzer said, “The biggest tip is to realize you’re never too old, big, slow, unattractive — anything else — to be an athlete because the body always wants to be an athlete, and it will respond to any amount of work in a positive way.”
See other Senior Games coverage here:
• Costco Connection article featuring 2016 Humana Game Changer Vivian Stancil
• KNXV-TV (Phoenix) segment featuring Chris Wallace
• WDRB-TV (Louisville) segments featuring Rose Roylo
• WTVT-TV (Tampa Bay) segment featuring Robert Rusbosin
• Montgomery Community Media article featuring Kathleen Fisken
• WNCT-TV (Greenville, NC) segment featuring Fay and Irma Bond