Quick Facts of Kathrine Switzer

  • Full NameKathrine Switzer
  • Date of Birth1947 /01 /05
  • NicknameKathrine
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • Birthplace Amberg, Germany
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionMarathon Runner, Author
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseTom Miller (1968–1973) Philip Schaub Roger Robinson (m. 1987)
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter
  • HoroscopeCapricorn

American marathon runner, Kathrine Switzer is popular for being the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. Switzer is a renowned author and television commentator. Moreover, she was named Female Runner of the Decade from 1967 to 1977 by Runner’s World Magazine.

Kathrine later became a marathon television commentator, starting with the 1984 Olympic Women’s Marathon, and won an Emmy for her work. She is enjoying a blissful married life with her husband. Who is Kathrine married to? What’s her net worth? to know everything about Switzer, read the whole article.

Born in Amberg, Germany

Kathrine Switzer was born on January 5, 1947, in Amberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Homer Switzer and Virginia Switzer. She holds a Germany-American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her father was a major in the United States Army. When Switzer turned two years, her family moved to the United States in 1949.

Switzer completed her high school education from George C.Marshall High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Later she attended Lynchburg College. In 1967 she moved to the University of Syracuse where she studied journalism and English literature. There she obtained a bachelor’s degree in 1968 and a master’s degree in 1972.

What’s Kathrine Switzer’s Net Worth?

As a marathon runner, Switzer has accumulated a hefty amount from her successful career. She has a net worth of $2 million as of 2020. The primary source of her net earning comes from her career as a runner and author. She collects a big chunk of money from selling books and marathon prize. She began running in 1967 and won several prestigious awards.

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In 2011, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame for initiating a social movement by inspiring women by running around the world. Additionally, she is a sole author of the book Marathon Woman. Back in 1998, she published her first book Running & Walking For Women Over 40. Besides, she gains huge sucess after she published her book Marathon Woman: Running the Race. Andy Steves and John Behlmann are also famous writers.

Happily Married to Roger Robinson

The 73 years old Katherine is living a delightful life with her long term boyfriend turned husband. She married her husband Roger Robinson in 1987, after dating a couple of years.  However, the couple is living a low-key life and hasn’t shared much information regarding their relationship in media.

Kathrine Switzer with her husband
Kathrine Switzer with her husband Roger, Picture Source: Kathrine Switzer

Besides, Katherine is still working as a author, living a life behind the curtains. She rarely appeared in the media with her husband. Also, she hasn’t revealed either she has any children or not.

Her Past Relationship

Katherine might be Robinson’s first wife or first marriage but the marathon runner was previously married and divorced. She tied the knot with her partner Tom Miller. The former couple walked down the aisle in 1968, after dating several years. In the beginning, everything seems fine between Katherine and Tom but later they decided to part their ways. Back in 1973, the couple ended their marriage into divorce.

Following her divorce with Tom, she was in a relationship with Philip Schaub. The couple wedded in a private ceremony hall. However, their wedding date and the venue is far from the media. Just like her first marriage, her relationship with Philip also ended after a short time. Sources said that the couple divorced in the mid-1980s.