Women's Running Stories

Women's Running Stories features inspiring stories of exceptional women runners. 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
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 Sike'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
Neely Spence Gracey: Pregnancy, Marathons, Disn...
45 min
Ari Hendrix: Journey to the Olympic Marathon Tr...
Oiselle Underbirds sponsored runner Hendrix tells her marathon story
58 min
Sue McDonald: 9 Times a Masters World Record Ho...
The story behind becoming 2023 USATF Masters Track and Field Athlete of the Year
35 min
Molly Huddle: 2023 NYC Marathon, Postpartum Bon...
36 min
Race Report: Rachel Smith + 2023 USATF 5k Natio...
A joyful return to professional competition after becoming a new mom
24 min
Verna Volker: A Journey of Health and Healing, ...
34 min
Cherie Turner: The Over 50, Sub 20, 5k Project:...
26 min
Jennifer Maxwell: Running to Her Own Beat
How Maxwell's relationship with running has changed to suit her needs
29 min
Race Report: Jeralyn Poe + 2023 USATF 10k Natio...
Finding confidence in the pro/elite field, with an eye to the Olympic Trials Marathon
23 min
Sabrina Pace-Humphreys: On a Quest to Reach Her...
Ultra runner, activist, author Pace-Humphreys wants to know what her ultimate limit will look like.
34 min
Claire Bartholic: Finding Her Pace, the Story o...
The Planted Runner podcast host coach Claire Bartholic shares the journey of how satisfying and transformative achieving one big goal can be
34 min
Carolyn Su: Her First Trail Adventures, Why Rep...
Diverse We Run founder Su shares the highs and lows of trail running as a Chinese-American woman
47 min
Race Report: Tristin Van Ord + 2023 USATF 20km ...
Finding strength and race savvy in overcoming symptoms of anxiety and insomnia
24 min
Cherie Turner: The Over 50, Sub 20, 5k Project:...
33 min