Alysia Montano is a 2012 Olympian for Team USA in the 800m, and a 3 time global medalist and American Record holder in the 800m and indoor 600m. She is a Momma to 3 babies and an advocate for Dream Maternity and Clean Sport. She's a Cali girl, calling in from the Bay Area.
Roisin is a 2008 Olympic finalist and Irish record holder in the 3000m steeplechase. She is the Co-Owner of BelieveIAm training journals and practices sports psychology consulting and counseling as a licensed mental health counselor. She recently launched Dare to Believe , an Olympic values school program in Ireland. Ro is an Irish Mammy to three kids and lives in Providence, RI.
Molly is a 2 time Olympian for Team USA in the 5000 and 10000m and American Record holder in the 10000m and half marathon. 28 x National champions. She is currently chasing Marathon dreams as a pro runner for Saucony. Molly Splits time between Scottsdale, AZ and Providence RI.
We are doing another episode swap-this time with Hear Her Sports Podcast. Host Elizabeth Emery was a pro cyclist in the 90's and now is uplifting stories of women in sport on the other side of the game. She talks to many athletes you likely have not heard of in a diverse range of sports. Today she speaks with a big name in the women sports world-legendary Notre Dame basketball coach Muffet Mcgraw. Hear her journey as an advocate for support of the game, equality in womens basletball and more.
Molly, Ro, and Alysia talk to prep phenom Mary Cain about the struggles and abuses she faced as a young track star under now banned (by USADA and Safe Sport) coach Alberto Salazar. Mary tells us how this journey inspired her to start a unique women's track club called Atalanta, what her future running and racing plans and dreams are, and other experiences we'd like to not see affect women in sport in the future.
Kate talks to Molly And Alysia about when she became serious about Track and Field, how she's faster than ever at 32, and how she grew in the sport through different training groups and events. We also talk Track And Field business, spike technology and rehash the 2016 Olympic Trials. At the end, we dispell some Olympic Myths.
Ro and Molly talk with newly minted 400m Olympian and 2019 World Championship 4th place finisher Wadeline Jonathas. We spoke about her Covid Year, graduation from the University of South Carolina, and insights on media coverage and storytelling of professional athletes.
We talk to Amy about her resilience, her best race, what she's learned as she enters the coaching world, and even dive into topics like shoe technology and social media.
Molly and Alysia talk anti-doping. We’re speaking on doping cases like Shelby Houlihan’s recent case where accidental contamination is named as the cause. How are the many cases like these in the USA alone over the last few years potentially affecting clean athletes and the progress toward anti-doping? We talk about the fear of setting a precedent for escaping a ban, and talk about the AIU, Alysia’s experiences fighting for clean sport and talking to Stepanova, how we are waiting to hear the other side of the case and why there are still real amazing performances out there.
We talk to Keturah about her Covid Year, why mentorship is important to her, Rule 50, her training , her challenging moments and the mantras they taught her, what it's like to train with a legend like Brittney Reese and why it's important to know Keturah is more than an athlete.
This Month we are doing a cross promotion with Strides Forward Podcast, a fellow women's sports media outlet! Host Cherie Turner speaks with Ultra Running Legend Courtney Dauwalter. Check out Cherie's other episodes if you liked this one!
In this episode Ro and Molly talk with Michelle Carter who is a three-time Olympian, American Record Holder and Rio Olympic Champion in the shot put. She tells us how this past year has gone, how she harnesses her confidence, her plans outside of track, what it was like during that gold medal throw, her special relationship with her coach and sports star Dad, and how she’s thrived by as she states it by "embracing all of who she is."
We talk to Irish record holder, mama, cancer survivor and our good friend Mary Cullen about her start in the sport, her days at Providence College, her pro-career, injury struggles and recent battle with cancer which occurred during her pregnancy with baby Ellis. Mary has always been a strong one, and we hear it from her today.
In this episode we talk to Michelle Wheeler. She is a wheelchair racer in the marathon on the roads and Paralympic hopeful on the track. We talked to her about her life as Mom, as an athlete and as a professional mental health counselor. She tells us how she has been doing over this Pandemic year, and we discuss how Paralympic athletes could be better represented and supported as well as how she has been a role model for other kids to enter the sport.
We spoke to scientist, distance runner and trans woman Joanna Harper about her book Sporting Gender. In it she covers the history and science of DSD and transatheltes in sport.We also hear from 800m runner Kate Grace (as well as Alysia) on their perspectives in an event that has seen dominance by women with DSD and how they’re both honestly still figuring out how to talk about this complex topic and all it’s intersections in a way that’s fair and supportive for all involved.
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