Why Women Runners Are Punk Rock

In 1961, Julia Chase-Brand was a 19-year-old sophomore at Smith College when she did the unthinkable: register to run a 4.75 mile road race alongside men. She was met with derision, condescension, and paternal concern from the public. Running for longer than half a mile, after all, would be detrimental to her… » 11/01/11 4:25pm 11/01/11 4:25pm

Debut Lady Runners Make Strong Showing At New York City Marathon

American Shalane Flanagan and Kenyan Mary Keitany ran their first marathons today, and the two women were able to finish in second and third place, respectively. But did you know that until fairly recently, women weren't allowed to run marathons? » 11/07/10 5:00pm 11/07/10 5:00pm

Your Period Could Save Your Life; Swedish Prisoner Gifts Guards With…

• Scientists have found stem cells in menstrual blood. • And a new company, C'elle, is already offering women period blood storage starting at just $99/year! • Joan Benoit Samuelson, "the matriarch of marathons," is running Olympic trials in Boston for fun. • Amy Poehler eats Honey Nut Cheerios because of The Wire• An… » 4/14/08 5:30pm 4/14/08 5:30pm