A “Different Des” Will Line Up at the NYC Half Marathon

The reigning Boston Marathon champion is ready to race on Sunday, not just tune up. Desiree Linden continues to shake up her routine on the way to defending her Boston Marathon title. On Sunday at the NYC Half, the two-time Olympian is looking to compete at the front—straying from how she’s approached the race in […]

What Runners Should Celebrate on International Women’s Day

We still have a long way to go in the name of gender equality, but here are three ways the sport is making progress. In many ways, running is a place where men and woman today experience more equality than many other sports and professions. But of course it wasn’t (and still isn’t) always the […]

After 2018 Controversy, New Rules for Boston Marathon Prize Money

When the professional fields line up on April 15 at the 2019 Boston Marathon, more women will have a shot at competing at the highest level—and fewer men will qualify for prize money. Beginning this year, the Boston Athletic Association will accept entries to the professional women’s-only race based on a qualifying time of 2:45 […]

Aspiring Elites Are Banding Together To Meet Tougher Time Standards 

This Presidents Day, 12 elite women toed the line at the Pacific Pursuit 10K in San Diego, Calif. Matching athletes from respected teams like Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, Ariz. with those from Hansons Brooks Distance Project in Detroit, Mich., this competition was originally created as an early 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier by the NorCal […]

Photos: New National Titles At The USATF Indoor Championships

All photos of the 2019 USA Track and Field Indoor Championships by Kevin Morris. As we witnessed at the NYRR Millrose Games earlier this month, women runners are on a roll this year—and the USATF Indoor Championships held February 22-24 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y., only cemented that reality. Shelby […]

800-Meter Champ Laura Roesler Is Back—And She’s Stronger Than Ever

Back On Track Former Oregon Duck and two-time NCAA 800-meter champion Laura Roesler is back this winter and racing faster than ever. After graduating from University of Oregon in 2014, Roesler faced a series of injuries that kept her out of competition for many indoor and outdoor seasons and has only recently had the opportunity […]

Alexi Pappas Brings “Olympic Dreams” To The Screen

Catching Up With Alexi Pappas Four months after her marathon debut in Chicago, Women’s Running caught up with TrackTown USA’s distance sweetheart Alexi Pappas for an update on her career as an indie filmmaker and aspiring 2020 Olympian. With her half-marathon goals this spring and third film premiering next month, Pappas is running through 2019 […]

We’re Hiring A New Editor-In-Chief!

Roses are red Violets are blue We need a new head… …of the Women’s Running crew Editor-in-Chief Of Women’s Running We are looking for an effective team leader, strategic thinker and strong editor to champion the Women’s Running brand! The Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Running will have overall responsibility for ensuring effective and timely delivery of […]