Briana Boehmer is challenging societal timelines by attempting an OTQ at the California International Marathon at age 42, showcasing the resilience to pursue dreams beyond conventional expectations. Her story defies age-based limitations, emphasizing the timeless pursuit of personal goals.
Oiselle, dedicated to advancing women in sports, has excitingly partnered with Hear Her Sports and Women’s Running Stories, two podcasts championing female athletes and their impactful stories. This collaboration will feature six special episodes highlighting Oiselle athletes' inspiring journeys.
Carmen Pelar Graves, Haute Volée Steeplechaser, shares her unconventional journey from Division III soccer player to professional running. Overcoming challenges, lack of sponsorship, and a hiatus from the sport, Carmen's story emphasizes the importance of self-discovery, resilience, and embracing individual paths to athletic success.
From overcoming insecurities about her limb difference to finding purpose and community in Paratriathlon, Leah Kaplan story is a testament to the transformative power of embracing authenticity.
Let’s raise a toast this holiday season and cheers to women investing in themselves. When women are fulfilled, they can change the world for the better, one human, one day, and one cause, at a time.
Carrie Verdon's journey to the Olympic Trials is a story of rediscovery and joy. After struggling with disordered eating and injuries, she found a healthier relationship with running, ultimately achieving impressive PRs and great personal success alongside her athletic pursuits.
Moving away from the structure of collegiate running into the wide world of professional track and field, Madie Boreman has emerged as a woman to watch as we head into the 2024 Paris Olympics. Before launching into the rigor and excitement of the year ahead, she spent some time reflecting on her first year as a pro, and the challenges that reinforced her unwavering belief that her best is yet to come!
Ari Hendrix's blog chronicles her transformation from an elite basketball player to a marathoner, making her the 3rd fastest US-born African American woman in the marathon. Follow Ari and the Underbird Team's inspiring stories as they prepare for the Olympic Trials.
Melissa Tanaka, Oiselle athlete, reflects on her journey from uncertain beginnings to success. She shares her experience of joining the University of Pennsylvania's track team by chance and eventually thriving, despite initial injuries. Melissa's resilience, support from teammates, and self-compassion helped her achieve remarkable victories at Stanford. She emphasizes the importance of cherishing friendships, self-appreciation, embracing both strengths and weaknesses, and staying open to life's surprises. Melissa's story inspires us all to celebrate personal victories and look forward to what the future holds, on and off the track.
I’ve always been an early riser... But my mornings look drastically different now and I have to chuckle at my nonchalant mention of kids altering your routine as if they don’t come into the world giving the cutest middle finger to your schedule, saying “You’re on my time now”…
Paralympian Jenna Fesemeyer shares background on the Paralympics and her sport, wheelchair racing. Learn more about how she found the sport, who can compete at the Paralympics, selection criteria for Paris 2024 and more.
Read Jenna Fesemyer's story of facing Overtraining Syndrome (OTS) and RED-S in pursuit of her Paralympic dreams and the Berlin Marathon. Follow her triumphant journey from adversity, shedding light on the often-overlooked challenges of female athletes.