In 2014, Oiselle signed Olympian and pro runner Kara Goucher as a sponsored athlete for Oiselle - and that relationship continues today.
A lot has happened in those six years:
- The 23-year USATF-Nike agreement
- The #MeToo movement
- The #DreamMaternity and Mary Cain stories
- The arms race in shoe technology
- The USADA anti-doping rulings against Alberto Salazar and Dr. Brown
Not to mention Kara's reflections on her incredible career as one of the world's most successful - and sought after - pro athletes.
Below is a multi-part conversation about the state of the sport of running. At Oiselle, we know we've invested quite a bit, to have a seat at the table - and to help women athletes rise to the highest level. And for Kara, she's stayed true to her journey as an athlete, advocate, and whistle blower. But we both agree there are many miles to run, and there's so much more progress to be made, to make the sport as good as it can be for the next generation coming up -- especially for girls and women.
Please join us for a conversation I found honest, forthright, and thoughtful. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!