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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 […]

Meet Oiselle’s Newest Run Team: The “Elite Grannies”

It isn’t that Peggy Richko hasn’t always been a runner; she has. But for years, it was the sport she did quietly, behind the scenes. Growing up in the 60s, long before Title IX, running wasn’t something girls did in high school. With no other real athletic opportunities, Richko quietly accepted the roll of cheerleader, […]

The Olympic Trials? Or the Boston Marathon? Des Linden is Doing the Double

During the past year the speculation has been widespread. Will Desiree Linden race the Olympic Marathon Trials on February 29? Or will she return to the 2020 Boston Marathon on April 20 instead? Linden finally has an answer—and it’s not what many had predicted: she’ll race them both. “Running the Boston Marathon seven weeks after […]