Boston Marathon Pioneer Touts S.A. Rock n Roll Marathon

By Pilar Arias

Global Running Day brought Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon officials to the Alamo City and offered runners the lowest registration prices of the year.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to successfully complete the Boston Marathon in 1967, also made an appearance. She will be here in December to participate in one of the races.

“It won’t be the marathon but it’ll be something,” the 70-year-old said. “Running is transformational, ever since I was age 12. It made me feel like king of the hill, like I had a victory under my belt every day nobody could take away from me.”

Switzer ran the Boston Marathon again this year to mark the 50th anniversary since her first run and her birthday.

Humana Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sandra Delgado said they are dedicated to improving San Antonian’s health.

“San Antonio was challenged with being a very unhealthy city and gosh that has turned around so much in the last five years,” Delgado said.

Over the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s 10-year history in San Antonio, more than 250,000 runners have toed the start line.

Race weekend is Dec. 2-3. For more information, visit



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