A brief history of women marathon running by Stacy Chesnutt

It has been in a relatively short time that women have come from being strictly forbidden to run marathons, to becoming the largest number of entrants in USA and Canadian marathons.



Who does Stacy Chesnutt think is the greatest female marathon runner of all time? How fast does she think women can run the marathon?
In a very interesting speech at the Koitalel Samoei University College in Mosoriot, Nandi county of Kenya, Stacy Chesnutt, who is herself a 2:59:05 marathon runner, takes us briefly through the history of women marathon running, the great women marathon runners and why she thinks that the women’s marathon world record is very likely to fall at the London Marathon next month.
Stacy is passionate about encouraging as many females across the world to become runners. She is the founder of the Sole Sisters
Here is the sound clip from her speech:

My five reasons for being a sports fan and why it pays

Wilson Kiprop vs Bedan Karoki at a local cross country meeting in Eldoret, Kenya
It takes a very long time before a post that is not related to sports can pop up from any of my social media accounts. Most of my posts are related to sports, especially running, because that is where my heart is. Being a sports fan and a sports person has enriched my life in so many ways. In fact, I can’t tell whether I am a runner because I am a fan of running or a fan of running because I am a runner.



Below are some of the benefits of being a sports fan (that of being a sports person will be a topic for another day).
1. It is free!
There are so many ways to treat oneself; buying an expensive gift, going out to watch a movie, visiting a game park, making a special meal, among others.  For me, relaxing in the house and watching a track and field event, a cross country meeting or a road running event on TV; or going out to spectate at a local sporting event is all that I will need to have a great day. The fun part is that it is always free for me to do all these!