Women's Running Stories

Women's Running Stories features inspiring stories told by exceptional women runners about their running experiences. Hear about the many ways women are achieving excellence and changing their lives through the sport of running. Get motivated to reach your own running goals by women who are making it happen.

Health & Fitness
Society & Culture
LIVE EVENT: Alisa Harvey, Kelly Bruno, Briana B...
WRS and Run Farther and Faster podcasts teamed up for a third year to co-host a live panel over Boston Marathon weekend
45 min
Carmen Graves: Professional Track Racer and Ste...
33 min
Emily Halnon: An Epic Ultra Trail Run To The Go...
How ultra-marathon runner Emily Halnon moved through grief on the trail to honor her mother and rediscover life's beauty after devastating loss
49 min
Race Report: Emily Durgin + 2024 USATF 10-Mile ...
How professional runner Emily Durgin launched into part two of her 2024 racing season with a big statement!
31 min
WRS Moves to Tuesdays: Reair, Sally Kipyego: Ol...
39 min
Katie Arnold: Zen on the Run
Arnold's epic story of healing, Zen, and ultra trail running, as featured in her new book, Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World
67 min
Emilia Benton: A Boston Marathon Journey
How running journalist Emilia Benton discovered the approach to marathoning that earned her a Boston Marathon qualifying time
40 min
Michelle Wheeler: Becoming a Professional Wheel...
How Wheeler went from thinking she'd left racing behind to traveling the world as a professional marathoner
37 min
Jen Kanyugi: The Boston Marathon, 20 Consecutiv...
A marathoners journey, discovering that running is so much more than the activity itself
30 min
Cherie Turner: Over 50, Sub 20, 5k Project: Par...
After a frustrating bought with performance anxiety, Cherie faces this hurdle head on and learns about the power of belief.
32 min
Liz Rock: A TrailblazHer's Journey, Running the...
36 min
Race Report: Annie Frisbie + 2024 USATF 15k Nat...
34 min
Rebecca Mehra: Professional Track Racer, On a S...
Mehra's made big, exciting changes, entering this Olympic year with a renewed perspective
32 min
Kelly Bruno: 2024 Boston Marathon Professional ...
Bruno returns to racing with a fresh, balanced outlook and renewed love of running
36 min
Race Report: Emily Durgin + 2024 USATF Olympic ...
38 min
Emma Grace Hurley: Life as a Professional Runne...
28 min
JayEll Alexander: CEO Black Girls Run, Leading ...
29 min
Race Report: Katie Camarena + 2024 USATF Cross-...
The power of great support, patience, and confidence
29 min
Michelle Sikes: NCAA Champion, Author of Kenya'...
How Sikes's experience winning the 2007 outdoor 5000m national championship led to her writing the first academic monograph about women's sports history in Africa
32 min
Sister Liz Sjoberg: Becoming a Sister on the Run
41 min
Anita Cardinal: Don't Stop Unless You Are Proud
43 min
Cherie Turner: Over 50, Sub 20, 5k Project: Par...
A non-running injury prompts a time of recovery and reflection
36 min
2023 Reflections: Clips to Take With You Into t...
looking back on a variety of excellent takeaways in a year of fantastic stories
37 min
Natalie Barlatier: Unwavering Commitment
Barlatier's running journey is marked by tremendous resilience and fortitude, and an exceptional ability to adjust to changing circumstances.
43 min
Briana Boehmer: A Difficult Decision and the Po...
40 min