Continuing the running theme this morning, I was inspired by this article in today’s NYT on Julia Chase-Brand, one of the great pioneering woman runners. Here she is running the Manchester Road Race in 1961. Gear and shoe geeks, check out what she’s wearing – it didn’t stop her from running hard and fast. That day she ran 4.75 miles in 33 min 40 sec and her result, finishing 128th ahead of ten men, was not allowed to stand.
At 69, she’s still running today. Awesome.
There’s also a piece on Canadian women distance running pioneers in this month’s edition of Canadian Running.