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Emma Coburn: “I Feel Like I’m Ready For Anything”

When the IAAF announced in November that it would be cutting five events from the Diamond League schedule in 2020—one of which is the steeplechase—Emma Coburn, the 2019 world championship silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist, was quick to voice her disappointment. “It’s been my event for 12 years and I have given a […]

Meet the 2020 Power Women of the Year Honorees

We’re starting a new tradition at Women’s Running: We’re kicking off 2020 by announcing our Power Women of the Year. These women are game changers, rule breakers, and trailblazers. They are ones to watch, ones to cheer for, and ones to be inspired by in this upcoming year. The feature appears in our January/February 2020 print issue, […]

Molly Huddle is ‘Keeping Track’ of Women in Sport

Molly Huddle is busy. She’s a two-time Olympian in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters and American Record holder in the 10,000 meters and half marathon. She’s a 28-time national champion who’s out to make her third Olympic team in 2020. But she had been thinking about starting a podcast for awhile. Knowing her schedule […]

Tianna Bartoletta Shares How Writing Has Helped Her Heal

She is a three-time gold medalist. A three-time world champion. But long jumper and sprinter Tianna Bartoletta, 34, has stood on the world’s most prestigious podiums also as a survivor of an abusive marriage, homelessness, and suicidal thoughts. It wasn’t until the 2017 world championships in London, with a bronze medal hanging from her neck, […]

Sydney McLaughlin on Taking Her Career Into Her Own Hands

She’s a once-in-a-generation talent, making her first Olympics in 2016 at age 16. And although it’s hard to believe that hurdler Sydney McLaughlin will be going for her second Games at just 20 years old, she’s matured in countless ways in the past four years. After a year at the University of Kentucky, McLaughlin decided […]

Mary Cain on Making Sure the Next Generation is in Safer Hands

She shocked the running world in 2019 when she came forward with her story of emotional abuse at the hands of her former coach Alberto Salazar. Mary Cain was a 17-year-old phenom when she left her parents’ Bronxville, New York, home to train with the Oregon Project. She came home 10 months later, broken and […]

11 Power Women to Watch in 2020

These profiles were first published in the January/February 2020 print issue of Women’s Running as part of “Front Runners: 20 Power Women of 2020,” which celebrates 20 elite female runners who are giving power new meaning, and a new image. You can see the full list of honorees here. Scout Bassett  At 18 months old, Scout Bassett’s birth […]

Allyson Felix: “Dream Maternity Showed Me That Speaking Your Truth Matters”

At 32, Allyson Felix was one of the most decorated athletes in history: a six-time Olympic gold medal winner and 11-time world champion. She was one of the most recognizable faces in U.S.A. Track & Field in a generation. But when she decided to expand her focus from winning medals to winning medals and starting […]

3 Factors That Will Make (or Break) Your Diet Goals

According to Pamela Nisevich, RD, LSSD, and author of Sweat. Eat. Repeat: The 90-Day Playbook to Change Your Food Habits, Improve Your Energy, and Reach Your Goals, a successful diet is about way more than what you put on your plate.

5 Goal-Setting Tips That Will Transcend the New Year

There’s something about a change in the calendar that seems to inspire (or pressure) many of us into making grand, life-altering goals. But is the uptick from 2019 to 2020 really enough motivation to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle?  According to Dr. Bettina Höchli, senior researcher of consumer behavior at the University of Bern in […]