Women in Sport Pinterest
Ok, off the soapbox for now but in honour of Women's Sport Week I do want to mention my first major running hero, Amy Palmiero-Winters. I'm not sure she's very well-known here in the UK and even in the US there are a few blank looks from the running community whenever her name is mentioned. Right after I completed the couch to 5k programme Runner's World ran this article about Amy and I was in AWE. Here was a woman in a non-traditional career (welder) that rode a motorcycle and was/IS a kick-ass runner, the first two I instantly identified with since I was also in a male-dominated job and rode a Harley. The last? I will never hit the times and distances she churns out and these are after she battled back from a major accident and had her leg amputated. Check out the video from her Badwater 2011 finish.
Who is your running/sport hero?