Dedicated to the 511 women who qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, and the ones chasing them, and the ones chasing them, and the ones chasing them, and the Boston squeakers, and the ones chasing them, and anyone else chasing a goal or a dream.
Be a lady, they said. Women always retire from competing after having children. It’s a fact that runners don’t get faster after 35. The only reason women pick up running after kids is to lose the baby weight. You have to lose weight to get faster. You’ll never balance it all. Competition is the only thing that matters. Competition is unhealthy. Competition is unseemly for women. You never say you want to win, even if it’s true. Especially not when you have a family to think about. Be a lady, they said.
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