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.
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.
Weini fills us in on her new professional plans! She talks about handling school and training at the University of New Mexico during Covid times, and tells us about her unlikely journey to running as a rural Eritrean girl and how she wants to inform and inspire the women and girls back home.
We ask Brittney about her training setup, how she's been so consistently great in the long jump, life with her son, her future plans and how she gives back to her community back in Mississippi.
Mary Wittenberg traces her journey from being the only woman running XC at Notre Dame to one of few women in the board rooms and meetings as a CEO in the endurance sport world. We talk about how she left her mark at NYRR and her ideas for the cycling space as president of pro team EF.
Chaunte talks about her recent battle with breast cancer, training through chemotherapy, aiming for her 5th US Olympic team, and the many layers of her career in track and field including medal upgrades, having her babies, and the financial lessons of track and field.
Coach Mack talks about her journey as a talented prep 800 runner, her struggles with anxiety in college at Cal Berkley, and how this informs her as a coach today. She is currently the head women's XC and assistant track coach at the University of Wisconsin.
Val talks to us about training and motivation during this time, life as a power athlete, her recent American Record throw, and how we can better market and support the field events.
Dalilah talks with us about her start in the sport (it was distance!), her mental approach to the pandemic and to the sport, including her power words, and on how she's had to fight for her worth as a female athlete who is black and who is Muslim.
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