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Running Lies Our Readers Have Heard

Our readers share some of the ridiculous things that have been said to them.

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SAY WHAT?!? Readers weigh in on the craziest running claims they’ve come across.

“My grandmother, bless her heart, took me aside one day and said it was impossible for female runners to get pregnant.”
— Jenny, Asheville, N.C.

“When I first started running, a guy told me I couldn’t possibly be ready to do my first marathon in six months. I could. And I did!”
— Susan, Austin, Texas

Related: Don’t Believe These 5 Common Running Lies

“Someone told me running is bad for women,
because it jostles the ovaries and uterus. Even more shocking: She was a nurse, and her husband was a doctor!”
— Betsy, New Orleans

“I’m overweight, and some folks refuse to believe I’m a runner. Runners come in all shapes and sizes, people!”
— Jessica, Minneapolis, Minn.

Related: The Little Lies I Tell Myself About Running

“I always hear about how running isn’t fun. Preposterous!”
— Lauren, Racine, Wis.

What is the silliest running lie someone has told you? Tweet @womensrunning with #runninglies to share your own.