More sportswashing & an exclusive interview with trailblazer Kathrine Switzer
Let’s race into the new month with two very different stories. First on today’s episode of The GIST of It, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz chat through the latest news that Saudi Arabia will be the likely host of the 2034 FIFA (men’s) World Cup, deepening the sportswashing country’s reach into both the beautiful game, and international sports more broadly.
Then after the break, producer Lauren Tuiskula sits down with a legendary American marathoner, Kathrine Switzer, who in 1967 became the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Switzer shares her thoughts on this Sunday’s NYC Marathon, a race she won in 1974, and what running has meant to her and the next generation of women, like Lauren, that she paved the way for. A literal trailblazer.