How do you #MoveEqual? We teamed up with @MachinesForFreedom to host a series of rides around the US on International Women's Day. Our NYC crew got out despite some frosty temps. Kudos 👍
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @cdawg936, who inspires you? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
“My friend and now pro cyclocross racer, Elle Anderson introduced me to cross about 4 years ago. Elle brought me to my first race and lent me a bike for the whole season. I signed up for all the local races and started making friends in the community, I loved it. Elle convinced me to jump into a UCI race that season, something I never could or would have done without having someone to show me the ropes. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
“I walked away with two top-20 results, feeling completely inspired by all the strong women there. Katerina Nash won the races that weekend, another rider who has an incredibly inspiring career, combined with an admirably humble attitude. That weekend sparked my competitive side and left me wanting more. As a newcomer to the sport, I was lucky to learn from a friend and get exposed to racing with the best early on!”
Caitlin is a full-time Recruiter at Strava and a part-time semi-pro bike racer.
3457122 days ago
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @aunicornvomited, who inspires you? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
“Emily Kachorek is my friend, mentor and team owner. I met Emily 4 years ago at my very first UCI cyclocross race. We had the same socks on, and we battled all race. A year later Emily reached out to me and asked me to join her team Squid Bikes. It’s been such a perfect fit for me. While the team is committed to racing high level events there’s an equal weight on being creative and spontaneity. Emily has helped guide me into racing UCI events and Worlds Cups but also she’s inspired me to keep creating art and keep searching for adventures. She always reminds me to be who I am, even when that presses up against industry standards. I couldn’t ask for a better team owner, friend or mentor. Emily’s friendship has had a massive influence on my life. The last trip to Tokyo we got matching avocado friendship tattoos. She’s my avocado sister.”
Sammi Runnels is a professional cyclocross racer and art student. Share the story of someone who inspires you and tag #moveEQUAL! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
296683 days ago
It takes incredible endurance to be a NASCAR driver. 7-time NASCAR series champion @jimmiejohnson is doubling up his efforts and preparing to also race the @bostonmarathon this April. Curious how he fits the mileage in during peak season? Tune in today as he takes over our Instagram story live from Auto Club 400! Photo Credit: @adammoran
2130164 days ago
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @susie_chan_, who inspires you? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
"I started ultra running not really that long ago, 2012, but back then I really couldn’t find many females out there doing the races. One name kept coming up though, Mimi Anderson. She was out there doing all sorts of badass things. Really inspired by her races, I signed up to my first big multistage ultra. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
I remember emailing her with heaps of questions and she responded every time. I’ve met her a few times since then and she’s just lovely in real life. Fearless, strong, groundbreaking and an inspirational hero of mine."
Susie Chan is an endurance runner who enjoys anything from 1 mile to 100 miles. Tell us the story of someone who inspired you to #moveEqual! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
307534 days ago
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @sonyalooney1, who inspires you? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
“I've always been inspired by Pro Mountain Biker and World Champion Rebecca Rusch because she goes after incredible feats of endurance with a meaningful story to tell, is creative with how she runs her business, and has been in endurance sports for a long time. When I first started endurance racing, I wanted to be like her!”
Sonya is a World Champion endurance mountain bike racer, host of the Podcast The Sonya Looney Show and TEDx Speaker. Share a story of a woman who has inspired you and tag #MoveEqual!
309586 days ago
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @ultra_sophie, who inspires you?
"I've had so many people inspire me - in athletics regarding motherhood it has probably been Jo Pavey. Jo proves that the fact I'm now a mum (and a few years older than my ‘prime’) doesn't mean I can't keep improving!”
Sophie Power is an ultra-runner, mother and social entrepreneur. Share who inspires you and tag #MoveEqual!
295813Mar 14, 2019
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @pooleyemma, who inspires you? ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
"It’s hard to choose just one hero, because I’ve spent my whole life looking up to strong women and being inspired by their fortitude and quiet bravery. But if I have to pick just one, it would be Kelly Holmes. From the age of about 11 I was passionate about running. Running was my fun, my therapy, my escape, my obsession. I wasn’t much good at it but I dreamed of one day being FAST. I can still remember watching Kelly Holmes run at the Athens Olympics, from the sofa at home, and feeling blown away by her performance in first the 800m and then the 1500m. It wasn’t just that she was an amazing runner and she won two Olympic finals. It was the expression on her face: the surprise, the disbelief, the pure joy. The memory of watching still brings tears to my eyes. I knew Kelly had battled with injuries for years, and suffered clinical depression as well, and on her face you could see what it meant to her. I never even dreamed I’d be an Olympian myself, but watching Kelly Holmes win like that was the most inspirational experience of my life."
Emma Pooley is a three time Olympian and silver medalist at the Beijing games. Share the story of someone who inspires you and tag #moveEQUAL! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
Photo from @powermanzofingen
36589Mar 14, 2019
“I remember looking at this article and seeing pictures of blistered feet and people running in the desert, and I just said, ‘Oh my goodness, that just looks so fantastic!’ It was such an adventure, you know way outside the life that I sort of led. And so I just thought, ‘You know, why can't we do that?’ It never occurred to me, I don't think I thought about the distance. I just knew that I had to do it because it looked such an adventure.
@marvellousmimi was a normal British housewife – until she decided to run across the Sahara Desert. Hear Mimi’s story of transformation in the final episode of season one of Athletes Unfiltered: blog.strava.com/podcast
29106Mar 12, 2019
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @carolinegleich, who inspires you? “@melissaarnot, the first US woman to climb and descend Everest without oxygen. She is a strong mountain guide and encouraged me to go to Cho Oyu and climb my first 8000 meter peak this fall. In April, I'm going to climb Everest as a #climbforequality, to highlight the disproportionate numbers of women on 8000 meter climbs (about 10%) and to highlight the role that men and people of all genders can play in advocating for gender equality and supporting women's leadership.” Caroline is a ski mountaineer and activist. Share who has inspired you and tag #MoveEqual!
528726Mar 11, 2019
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, we're encouraging everyone to #MoveEqual. We asked @hillygoat_climbs, who inspires you? “I wouldn't be where or who I am today without this woman, J'ne Day. She is the embodiment of strength, persistence, joy, and the deliberate intention to follow what you love and never apologize for being yourself. When I met J'ne it was my first run, at 5am, one cold, dark morning. From there, J'ne introduced me to the joy of trail running, she coached me to my first road marathon and then an ultra marathon. She taught me to problem solve and to find the positive side when things don't go your way - in life and during a race. J'ne is a talented runner herself, a multiple time qualifier in the Olympic trial marathon and she held multiple records at prestigious mountain races around the US (Pikes Peak ascent and Mount Washington ascent to name a few). She maintains a contagious optimism and will to achieve throughout her life. She's constantly pushing her limits and that's why I love J'ne, not for her accomplishments, but for her unyielding spirit; her relentless tenacity to keep pushing forward with an infectious smiles, no matter what life brings. Here's to you, J'ne and to all the women who continue to inspire, everyday.” Hillary Allen is a professional trail runner, coach, a chemist and neuroscientist, and host of the Strava Podcast.