Women’s Running Names Its Power Women of the Year

January 6, 2020

Power is not just leading by example but also bringing others up with you.

Power is not just leading by example but also bringing others up with you.

Boulder, Colorado, USA — January 6, 2020 — Women’s Running, the most popular resource for women runners, has named its 20 Power Women of the Year. The January/February issue of Women’s Running magazine honors 20 of the most influential women in elite running to watch in 2020. From rising stars to Olympic hopefuls, these runners are making the world a better place and setting the tone for the next generation of female athletes.

“Sport has the ability to change the world,” said Editor-in-Chief Jen Ator. “These women are proof of that. They are completely transforming what it means to be a dominant female athlete today.”

In the feature story “Front Runners: Power Women of the Year,” Women’s Running profiles runners across track and field, marathon, and ultrarunning. What connects these women is their commitment to racing, their perseverance through adversity, and their commitment to creating a better community for all women, of all abilities. Allyson Felix, the cover athlete for the January/February issue, leads the list for her outspoken advocacy of maternity rights as part of the “Dream Maternity” movement including Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher. Mary Cain, whose shocking personal story revealed a systemic and toxic coaching culture in running, is named for sounding the alarm for the next generation. Desiree Linden earns a profile for her season of leadership and helping other Americans to break through and run their best.

In this selection of the most powerful women in running this year, Women’s Running proves that power is not just leading by example, but also using your voice to create change and bring others up with you.

About Women’s Running

Women’s Running is the most popular resource for women runners and is published by Pocket Outdoor Media, the world’s leading publisher of running, cycling, and triathlon content. From web to print, podcast to social, Pocket Outdoor Media content is best-in-class. Our brands engaged with the most active and influential consumers in endurance sports 328 million times last year. Our brands include VeloNews, America’s leading bike racing media brand; Triathlete, the world’s #1 triathlon resource; Women’s Running, the most popular resource for women runners; PodiumRunner, the most trusted resource for performance-minded runners; Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, the world’s leading bicycle trade journal; and VeloPress, the world’s leading publisher of books on endurance sports. Pocket Outdoor Media is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. See more at pocketoutdoormedia.com.

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