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Kelly Herron’s Enduring Fight For Female Empowerment

Four miles into her 10-mile long run, Seattle runner Kelly Herron made a seemingly harmless decision. It was a Sunday afternoon in March of 2017 when she stopped mid-run to use the bathroom in Golden Gardens Park. As Herron dried her hands, Arizona registered sex offender Gary Steiner emerged from a stall, attacked her from […]

Overcoming Discrimination As A Transgender Runner

As an ultrarunner and transgender woman, Grace Fisher knows a thing or two about resilience. But even though her journey in life and running has been difficult at times, it has also been filled with success and joy. Fisher, who lives outside of Washington, D.C. and works as a government analyst, began running about 10 […]

From The Editor: I’m In My Third Trimester And I’m Aching To Race

Aching To Race As of press time, I’m a few days away from starting my third trimester with my third child, and I just signed up for a fall half marathon—and not just to take advantage of the early-bird pricing. I am itching to race again—not for time, not to place. I need a goal […]

The Importance Of Running In Native American Culture

For generations, Native Americans have been running this country’s mountains, mesas and plains, often with women leading the way. Here, women from three different tribes share insights into their cultures’ rich running histories—and what inspires them to run today. The First Runners When a teacher asked Jordanna Saunders to join the junior high cross-country team […]

From An Autoimmune Disorder Diagnosis To A Chicago Marathon Finish

Never Give Up More than 44,500 runners successfully crossed the Chicago Marathon finish line on Oct. 8, 2018. For Lynn Rogers, completing the race served as a triumphant end to a year marked by a journey she never expected to take. This was Rogers’ 11th time running the marathon—but these 26.2 miles were different. The […]

3 Runners We Recommend Following On YouTube

If you want to be your best—at anything in life—start by observing others. You’ll quickly see how much you can learn from the good and bad examples that are all around you—and running is no exception. By studying the training, racing and lifestyle choices of other runners, you can improve your own experience and results. […]