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May 19, 2022

Charlotte Lettis Richardson begin running in 1971 and competed at the national and international level in distances from the 800 meters to 30K. She started a women’s running club in 1972, won the 1975 L’eggs Mini Marathon, and made the Olympic Trials in the 1500 meters in 1976. She’s also a storyteller who wrote...


Apr 14, 2022

Jacqueline Hansen is a two-time world record holder in the marathon; she was the first woman to break the sub-2:40 mark with her 2:38.19 world record time.  She is the 1973 Boston Marathon winner, a national collegiate champion in the mile, and a Masters World Champion in the 1500m and 5,000m distances.  As...


Feb 10, 2022

“I look back now and I don’t think of myself as a trailblazer. We were setting the standard for other women and encouraging them.”

Freddi Carlip started casually running in 1978 as an outlet from her daily life as a stay-at-home mom to two small children. Little did she know that the healthy activity would soon...


Dec 2, 2021

“I wasn’t known for anything else but my running. That’s what I kind of latched onto. I didn’t have many extras, like summer camps or lots of material goods, but I did have my running and my legs and a TV set and goals.”

Alisa Harvey’s impressive running career spans decades and distances. The first time...


Nov 4, 2021

“They [the men] didn't like it when we beat them, but they were very accepting and very encouraging. It was always the officials that were the problem, you know, and it's just two different classes of people. And they get their kicks from enforcing the rules. We got our kicks from being in shape.”

Judy...