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Born To Run Legend

Barefoot running- it’s all the rage. Just take a look around your local running store and you’re sure to find a plethora of minimalist shoes, designed to mimic the benefits of barefoot running. For those of us who came into the sport of running wanting to buy the most cushioned shoe we could get our […]

War Against Anorexia In Israel

We have to admit- we love the bold statement, “Strong is the new skinny.” Here at Women’s Running, we pride ourselves on encouraging women to strive for healthiness versus obsessing over a number on the scale. It is for this very reason that a recently enacted law in Israel caught our eyes. The Knesset (the […]

New Mom Wins Marathon!

Imagine this- you have a baby and six weeks later run a marathon in under three hours. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Yeah, we thought so too! Just six weeks after giving birth to a healthy baby girl, Anna Bretan was the first female finisher of the 2012 Oakland Marathon held this past Sunday. Though slightly […]

Pint Sized Monday Motivation We aren’t going to pretend to play Monday morning quarterback for last night’s 2012 Superbowl game. We won’t even reveal which team we were cheering for, because that defeats the purpose of this post. This post is purely dedicated to motivation; specifically, the pure determination displayed by one of the smallest attendees of the […]

Editor’s Corner: Olympic Marathon Trials

Does it get any better than that? I was lucky enough to attend the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials held in Houston last weekend. What an experience! I am an avid running fan, so it felt akin to having 50-yard-line seats to the Super Bowl—except better. For those of you who aren’t pathologically obsessed with professional […]

Vibram in Style

If you’ve run a race in the past year, you’re sure to have seen a pair of Vibram Five Finger shoes on a fellow athlete. The barefoot running movement has become prevalent in many running communities and is gaining notoriety from firm believers in the benefits of minimalist running (more to come on this in […]

Marathon Monday Motivation

It isn’t hard to be inspired by the top three finishers of the Olympic Marathon Trials, held this past weekend. They each embody the strength and grace that Women’s Running magazine celebrates (not to mention their killer abs!). Even better, is the camaraderie that is evident and shared between the competitors. Over 150 women of […]

Would You Ever?

After reviewing the cool data from yesterday’s post, we see that female runners aren’t afraid to spend money to outfit ourselves in running gear. According to the 2011 National Runner Survey and Running USA, over 80% of women spent more than $100 on running clothes last year. We bought an average of 3 pairs of […]

Girls vs. Boys Old School Style

Check out this interesting compilation of data about runners in “old school” girls vs. boys style!

Speedy at 67

Have you ever stood on the sidelines at the end of a race and watched the faces of athletes as they cross the finish line? It’s a pretty amazing experience.  At an average event, you will see runners in all shapes, sizes, and age groups. Witnessing the sense of accomplishment runners feel at the end of […]