Episode 47: Olympic Trials and Women’s Running

Resources Mentioned

USA Olympic Marathon Trials Results

History of Women’s Running

Heather’s Breakdown of the 2016 Running boom report


Global Report on Running

Race for the Cure 5k Series

Women’s Only Triathlons

The Olympic Marathon Trials were a big deal for the United States Team. Unprecedented numbers of qualifiers appeared in Atlanta to run for 6 slots. Three men and three women would be selected from a field of almost 700 runners. Heather and Jen discuss this amazing event and how it speaks to the evolution of running as a sport.

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Heather and Jen are a coach/athlete duo that talk about all things running during a weekly podcast. Heather has been an athlete for most of her life. She took her love of swimming and entered the triathlon world, eventually crushing Ironman. She eventually married her love of running and all things Disney and tackled a number of runDisney runs. This is where she met Jen. Jen began running during her weight loss journey half a dozen years ago. She previously only ran from base to base as a varsity softball player and loathed running. But thanks to her friends and a supportive network, she ran her first 5K. Heather and Jen met as Jen was training for her first half marathon and eventually her first full marathon thanks to Heather’s encouragement. The two are now dear friends and share a coach/athlete relationship. This friendship and love for running comes through on their podcast.

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