This year, as we've expanded our Oiselle Team membership to hundreds of women across the country and various parts of the world, we’ve been introduced to an amazingly diverse and talented group, both in running and in their professional fields. With the support of a team, we as individuals are better able to achieve our athletic endeavors and reach our full potential by encouraging one another to dream big and tackle our most far-reaching goals.
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.