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 2(+) 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. She recently launched Dare to Believe , an Olympic values school program in Ireland. Ro is an Irish Mammy to two girls 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 speak with 100m hurdle Olympic gold and silver medalist Dawn Harper Nelson about her shocking rise to Olympic Champion, to becomming one of the best ever in the event, to facing negative media comments, how she is finding her voice outside of track and on coming back from childbirth and coming out of retirement and racing into 2020 .
We talk with Ayesha McGowan, the first African American Female Professional Road Cyclist on her advocy for more diversity and inclusion in cycling, making space for herself in this world and her hopes going forward.
We talk to NCAA champ, Olympian and Bowerman 5k/10k specialist Marielle Hall about how she got into the sport, why the low popularity of distance running among black Americans, what her plans are after running and more!
Aliphine tells us about being a Kenyan-American, how a woman's life is different in Kenya vs USA, how she overcame injury to triumph in Atlanta and why she started her side hustle of crochet.
Lauren Philbrook and Rachel Hyland talk about their decisions to run the US Marathon Olympic Trials while pregnant, what it represented and ow it was recieved,as well as the sisterhoodof support they've shared over the years.
We speak with 5 female coaches in the NCAA about their experiences, challenges and why they love their job. We hope to encourage women to stay in this field in which they're under represented!
April Thomas, Diljeet Taylor, Amy Rudolph, Sara Slattery and Julie Culley are the coaches we profiled.
Ro and Molly talk to Sally about Covid in Kenya, her time spent living outside El Doret in Kenya and in Eugene Oregon, her journey of Motherhood, and how to combat a culture of doping in sport.
We had a fascinating talk with Dr. Holly Thorpe of the University of Waikato in New Zealand about cultural pressures and messaging that can contribute to unhealthy or unsustainable practices in women's running.
We talk to Molly about her first Marathon, becoming a future Olympian in these uncertain Covid times, the injury and mental health issues she manages, her support team and why she's more than a "plucky Barrista" and how she has broken a notorious "footlocker" curse.
We talk with Alison Desir, founder of Harlem Run, Run For All Women and Global Women Run Collective. She talks about running while black, is running a white space, what allyship looks like and how to educate yourself on our culture's structure of race and how important acknowledging it is. She called attention of the running world to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery with a few powerful articls, linked to in the show notes.
Team USA hammer thrower Gwen Berry won gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima Peru last year. She protested on the medal stand with a raised fist in solidarity of the black community and faced probation by the IOC intended to silence her for one year. Gwen takes us through the meaning behind the protest, why sharing her struggles as a black female athlete are important and how rule 50 is hypocritical.
Did you know in the last 10 years , only 14.8% of Runners World Print Magzine Covers feature a Black, Indigenous or Person Of Color (BIPOC)? Canadian Running covers featured BIPOC on 14.75% of covers, and Women's Running featured BIPOC on 31% of covers (the represetative percentage of BIPOC in the US polulation is 40%). We talk with the authors of this study, Dr. Francine Darroch and Dr. Heather Hillsburg on why representation matters, how it contributes to racism in the running world and how the media can take action by showing and telling more stories of BIPOC.
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