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GREATEST WOMAN RUNNER OF ALL TIME?
We started with 64 women in our search for the Greatest Woman Runner of All Time, and now only two remain. Who will win the coveted Salty Running Women’s Running Bracket championship? Will it be uber-fast mother runner Paula Radcliffe, queen of the New York City Marathon, or triple-gold medalist trackster Tirunesh Dibaba who takes home the prize? Voting is now closed. Read more >>
Our search for the Greatest Woman Runner of All Time is almost over. With the help of the Salty Running readers, we’ve narrowed the field in our Women’s Running Bracket all the way down from 64 to 4 runners. They truly are four of the very best: Wilma, Paula, Ann and Tirunesh. Who will emerge as champion? VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.
The round of eight had some wild matchups! In the Heroes final, Wilma Rudolph just barely squeaked by marathoning pioneer Kathrine Switzer. The Marathon bracket had another close contest, with Paula Radcliffe victorious over Joan Benoit Samuelson. Meanwhile, the Trail & Ultrarunners region wasn’t nearly as close – Ann Trason blew by Amy Palmiero-Winters. Finally, Tirunesh Dibaba practically lapped Olympian Shalane Flanagan over in the Tracksters final. (Elite Eight results) Read more >>
And then there were eight. Who will we crown as the Greatest Woman Runner of All Time? It’s hard to predict whether she will be present-day runner or a pioneer who paved the path for all to follow, or a disciple of the road, track or trail. One thing is for certain – the eight women remaining in the Women’s Running Bracket are all strong contenders for this honor. Cast your votes to help decide who will make the Final Four! Voting for this round has closed.
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You, the Salty Running readers, have spoken, and only 16 athletes remain in our search for the Greatest Woman Runner of All Time. Who will come out on top? Our remaining field includes runners specializing in distances from 100 meters to 100 miles, athletes from the first days of women’s competitive running to those still in the prime of their careers. Voting ends at midnight on Thursday, April 4.
It’s time to change up the scenery in our Women’s Running Bracket and head to the trails! This group of runners is ultra-impressive in terms of being able to go the distance. From running up Everest to crossing deserts, these women will knock your socks off with their running feats.
Let’s find out how they did in Round One!
Another day means more March Madness, Salty Running-style! Now it’s time to revisit our racers of the track variety. From sprint stars to 10,000-meter royalty, this group of ladies have made their marks in the record books – and in our hearts. But can they survive to the next round of competition?
The marathon, or 26.2 miles, if you prefer. In this division, we have the women who have made their mark on perhaps the most iconic distance in all of sport.
Famed University of Oregon coach Bill Dellinger once said, “”Good things come slow – especially in distance running,” but there’s nothing slow about this group of ladies.
So who was victorious in the first round of competition?
It’s time to kick off Round 2 of our search for the Greatest Women’s Runner of All Time with our Heroes division! The ladies in this category of our Women’s Running Bracket inspire runners with their breakthroughs in the face of challenges, both in running and in life.
Before we begin Round 2, let’s wrap up the first round of Heroes match ups, shall we? Read more >>
Wrapping up Round 1 of our Women’s Running Bracket, we turn to the trail and ultrarunners. Whether they’re tackling 50 miles or 3100 miles (that’s not a typo!), these women have amazing perseverance in the face of all kinds of conditions. In the battle of the ultra queens, who will survive to the next round of our bracket?
Next, we have the tracksters. These ladies’ specialties range from super short to the 10,000 meters, but no matter how far they like to run, these ladies are the speediest! Which queens of the squishy oval will advance to Round 2? Read more >>
This Division contains some of the most famous names in women’s running as well as some you might not have heard of. Whoever they are, you know that these ladies’ incredible marathon performances will inspire you! So come on and vote and choose which one of these amazing marathoners advances to Round 2! Read more >>
Up first in our tournament of women’s running are the Heroes. The heroes are fasties, slowbies and even some non-runners who inspire us. Below each pairing is a little information about each contender. Below that is the ballot. Vote wisely! May the best hero win each match-up!
March not only means crazy swings in the atmospheric pressure (that whole lion and lamb thing), but it’s also one of this Salty Blogger’s favorite times of the year – March Madness, baby! Even if you’re not a huge fan of college basketball, it can be easy to get caught up in the hoopla of the NCAA tournament, where the best teams in the country are pitted against each other and, after many rounds of play, one team emerges as the National Champion.
Of course, nothing says that brackets have to be limited to basketball! Recently the fine folks at Runner’s World published their own bracket for the “Greatest Runner of All Time“. Of their 32 finalists, only six women made the cut… and only one made it past the first round!
That didn’t sit quite right with us here at Salty Running, especially when you consider that runners were grouped by eras and women weren’t exactly welcomed with open arms in the running community in years gone by. Since countless women are among the greatest in our sport, we decided to make our very own bracket.