Fitness

Women in Sports: International Women’s Day 2020

Have you ever dreamed of running a marathon? Perhaps you’ve imagined yourself gloriously crossing the finish line after months of training, collecting your medal and collapsing into the arms of your supporters. 

Not too long ago, this powerful moment was not possible for women. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entrant. She managed to slip through registration by disguising her gender, signing up as “K.V. Switzer”. She was tackled mid-race by a trainer in street clothes who objected to a woman participating in the race. She dusted herself off and ran on. 

What’s holding you back?

Barriers for women in sports exist on many levels. Often these are external, such as a lack of options for girls in athletic programs, sexual harassment, or safety issues, like running alone. And many barriers are internal or have been internalized. Have you ever

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Best Warm-up Exercises for Running: Haile Gebrselassie’s Top 5

With all the excitement before a race, some runners are tempted to do more race-focused warm-up exercises. This can easily lead to overexertion if you are doing an unfamiliar warm-up that your body isn’t accustomed to. We collected tips from Olympic gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie to make sure that you can start your race feeling calm and flexible.

Have a warm-up routine

If warm-up exercises aren’t a regular part of your workout routine, you should get familiar with it before your next race. A good warm up routine plays a key role in preparing your body for the upcoming strain of a race.

Two-time Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie combines classic warm-up exercises with special running technique drills. He showed us a few of them during his visit to the adidas Runtastic Headquarters. We’ve selected five exercises for you:

Running Training: Top 3 Stretches

1. Hip Flexor Stretch

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