Devon Yanko, an ultrarunner who recently completed Leadville 100 for the first time—and won—is one of three women in the “Women Who Fly” series from Hoka One One. The three short films follow three female athletes who have had their lives affected by a single event—and lived to run through it. For Yanko, sexual abuse was something that brought her an opportunity to get closer to herself through running.
“I had to fight really hard to be who I am today, and I faced it. And, I feel like that’s how I want to face the world is, light and dark are part of our lives, right? And, you have to hold them with the same levity.”
Running has provided a new perspective that has made it possible for these inspiring women to overcome their challenges and be stronger for it. Watch part of Yanko’s story here.
On January 15th, 2009, Patrick Harten guided US Airways Flight 1549 to its emergency landing in the Hudson River. Listen to his inspiring story as the air traffic controller to the “Miracle on the Hudson,” and his mental approach to endurance sports. You can watch him, along with 50,000 other runners, race the TCS New […]