Rewind to Olympia, Washington on May 12th, 1984. It was the first Olympic Trials for women, a monumental event in the history of women’s running. Women were out to prove to the running world that they could not only handle the marathon distance, but even more, that they could succeed in the event. Kelly Jo Spatz was standing on the starting line, wearing her Converse jersey, about to embark on her 3rd marathon ever. It was a whirlwind of a journey to get to that point.
As we approach the end of May, the track and field community is getting rolling with some of the greatest meets in the country. Elite athletes are fine tuning their racing tactics, finding meets where the fields are stacked in hopes of hitting the US A Standards in their events. For us at Oiselle HQ we are getting pumped to watch all the hard work that these women have put in this year pay off on race day.